Marussia preview the Malaysian GP

2014-03-27 04:33:00

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Marussia preview the Malaysian GP

Showing some "good signs" in Melbourne, Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton are eager to take another step forward in Malaysia...


Jules Bianchi: "There were some good signs for us in Melbourne, but also a few challenges which got in the way of our progress, which was obviously quite frustrating. Overall, it has been really good to have the maximum information to look at with the engineers and what we have learned from that will be really helpful for us. I'm looking forward to getting back in the car and hoping for a more straightforward weekend in Malaysia, and one where we can really push the car a little more to explore its potential. Having said that, this is by no means an easy race; a very different challenge to Melbourne. Sepang is hard on the team and the drivers, and also the car, with tougher circuit characteristics and of course the heat and humidity. So it is a difficult environment in which to push everything harder, but that is what we must do and bring home a good result."

Max Chilton: "I left Melbourne feeling pretty positive about our 2014 debut. We have a few things to iron out to give ourselves a better run at qualifying and the race, but I'm confident that we will see the first signs of progress with that this weekend in Malaysia. Our early level of reliability is quite encouraging and we've had two cars' worth of data from the race to work with to really help us to troubleshoot our systems, so there are some really good signs at this stage. We still have some way to go to be able to gauge the true performance level of the car and we need to keep making steady in-roads into that to ensure we maintain a good direction. I'm excited to see what Malaysia will bring."

Felipe Nasr and Valtteri Bottas head out to begin the fourth and final day

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