Max Chilton says he will definitely drive in every grand prix between now and the end of the season for Marussia.

The team announced on the Thursday of the Belgian Grand Prix that Chilton would be replaced by Alexander Rossi for the race weekend, although that decision was later reversed and Chilton returned after FP1. While Chilton is still not willing to talk about the circumstances surrounding the uncertainty over his drive, he says the situation will not be repeated this season,

"I'm definitely in for every single race," Chilton said. "The Free Practice Ones are open up and down the pit lane. That's the team's decision. As long as I get informed the week before that I'm missing Free Practice One then it's not a problem. That's the same as it was last year with Gonzo [Rodolfo Gonzalez] in the car, we would take alternate goes to let the reserve to step in to the car."

Related Articles

And Chilton says he doesn't believe the situation will have hampered his chances of retaining his seat in 2015.

"No, not at all. At the end of the day it was a commercial decision made by both parties, something that was agreed. From the outside it looked like it was a bit messy, but from the inside we knew what was going on. It hasn't changed anything on our side."

Chilton also said he hopes any future deal will be complete early so that he doesn't end the season facing uncertainty over next year.

"All I can do is the best job I can. I had a good start to the year, but then a couple of races which haven't been particularly great. But I'm always quick here, and there are a couple of tracks I like coming up, so the main thing I can do to help myself for next year is to put in some good performances.

"Off track is not my forte, I leave that with my management, and all they can do is talk to the right people and try to get a deal done before the end of the year. It's always nice as a driver to know you've something for the following year before the final race."


Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register to add your comment

Chilton may be far from the best but at least he doesn't bend the car and crash into other folk on a regular basis, unlike some of the other pay drivers out there.

$$$ talks as ever. If I were lucky enough to be in his shoes, I would do exactly the same - as would anyone.