Max Chilton has dedicated his maiden Indy Lights victory to his former Marussia F1 team-mate Jules Bianchi.

Bianchi passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, finally succumbing to the severe head injuries he suffered in a crash during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.

Speaking after the win at Iowa Speedway and after also dedicating his first pole position to the Frenchman the day before, Chilton said: "I knew if he was here, he would be going for that race win so I wanted to do that for him. I've learned a lot from him.

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"He was a driver destined to be a world champion - it hasn't been a nice nine months and it has been very difficult. I could never imagine this was going to happen.

"I dedicate this one to him as I know he would have driven the perfect race."

Meanwhile, IndyCar Series rookie Stefano Coletti, also a friend of Bianchi, placed a decal on the front of his #4 KV Racing Technology Chevrolet that read, "Godspeed Jules Bianchi RIP."

More tributes from the motorsport world - here.

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