Chilton admits that he is likely to stay with Marussia beyond 2013

Max Chilton

Max Chilton

Rookie Max Chilton says it is likely that he will stay with the Marussia team in 2014.

The team is known for regularly changing its usually heavily-sponsored drivers, but Briton Chilton thinks he will stay for a second season next year.

Perhaps that is because of his consistency. Auto Motor und Sport points out that, in Abu Dhabi, the 22-year-old beat Tiago Monteiro’s old 2005 record for the most number (17) of consecutive finishes in a season.

Less noticeable in 2013, however, has been Chilton’s speed.

“I may have only outqualifed my teammate Jules [Bianchi] once, but I have outraced him at a few races now – especially since the August break,” he told Formula 1’s official website.

“Next year it’s most likely that I will stay with Marussia – but of course I have to get the deal done first,” added Chilton. (GMM)

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  • spoofer

    Oh well, there is obviously no other team that needs his money that badly! It is a complete waste of an F1 seat. Some point to his consistent race finishing, but it is easy to be consistent when you are so far off the pace that you cannot even have a fight with another car.

  • Snowman

    @Spoofer

    I agree with you largely, although I think we can all agree that Bianchi is an awesome driver, and he hasn’t been beating chilton as convincingly recently as he was at the start of the season.

    Still a shame that someone like chilton gets a drive at the expense of someone like glock, but I don’t think chilton is as bad as say Pic.

  • Garth

    The only reasons Chilton is there the slowest driver ever in an F1 Car are– His Dadums pays for his seat, he dosen’t crash the car because he isn’t going fast enough, he dawdles around at the back 2-3 laps down, a set of tyres last’s him all season. He claims he deserves his seat, outrageously wrong, he claims he is consistent, totally correct. When a race finishes if it’s say 60 laps then he should be made complete the same laps as the leaders and that would allow everyone incuding himself to realise how slow he really is .But then half the spectators would have gone and his pit crew and everyone else bored to tears waiting for him.