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Chilton back at Marussia F1 for second season

Max Chilton will stay at Marussia F1 in 2014, meaning that the team will have an unchanged driver line-up this season.
Max Chilton will continue at Marussia F1 for a second full year, the team announced on Saturday at the Autosport International Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

"We are pleased to confirm that Max will continue with the Team into the 2014 season," said Marrussia team principal John Booth. "Max had an impressive début season last year and, of course, achieved a new rookie record for finishing all 19 races. He can be justifiably proud of the progress he made through the course of 2013."

"I am really happy to be continuing with the Marussia F1 Team into a second season," contributed Chilton after his 2014 plans were confirmed.

It had fallen to team president and sporting director Graeme Lowdon to make the actual announcement that Chilton will once again be paired with Jules Bianchi as the team's driver selection. Chilton himself was also present on stage for the event.

"It was great to see Max and Jules developing during their début season last year, rewarding our confidence in such a young but obviously talented line-up," said Lowden. "I'm sure the fans are as excited as we are to see what our drivers can go on to achieve in their second season with us.

"We are delighted to announce Max directly to an audience of F1 fans," continued Lowden, of the decision to wait until now to make the announcement. "We at the Marussia F1 Team felt it was a fitting reward for the incredible support we receive from them.

"Keeping the fans at the heart of our sport is critical to its continued success," he added.

The fact that Marussia go into 2014 with an unchanged driver line-up is seen by the team as a definite advantage, given the uncertainty involved in the impact of all the technical specification changes coming into effect from the start of the season.

"In view of next year's regulation changes, continuity is key, so it is highly beneficial to our technical team that we retain the same driver line-up moving forward," agreed Booth.

"With our race driver line-up complete we can now focus all of our attentions on our 2014 car and moving the Marussia F1 Team to the next level," he added. "After our success in achieving 10th place in the constructors' championship, we have set our sights on a bigger and better 2014 campaign."





Related Pictures

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22.11.2013- Free Practice 2, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR02
21.11.2013- Press conference, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR02
23.11.2013- Free Practice 3, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR02
24.11.2013 - Race, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR02 and Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR02
26.10.2013- Qualifying: Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR02
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Alexander Rossi (USA) Marussia F1 Team
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Alexander Rossi (USA) Marussia F1 Team
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Alexander Rossi (USA) Marussia F1 Team
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Alexander Rossi (USA) Marussia F1 Team
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Alexander Rossi (USA) Marussia F1 Team
22.08.2014- Free Practice 1, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03

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Nikeros

January 11, 2014 2:50 PM

This is good. All the other drivers are familiar with Chilton and know that he always runs last, so it will be easy to distinguish the rear of the pack. Now if he can get sponsorship from the Tail-End and Proud Of It Corporation, they could put their logo on his rear wing.



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