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Max Chilton

Monday 3rd February 2014

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Max Chilton

Max Chilton

Having extended his Marussia stay by a season, Max Chilton will be out to prove continuity was the way to go.

Like many in Formula One, Chilton begun his motor racing career in karting before moving on to the T-Car Championship and then British Formula 3.

Progressing through the ranks Chilton headed to GP2 racing for Ocean Racing Technology. It was a slow start to his time in the F1 feeder series as he netted just three points in his debut season.

Chilton returned to the Carlin fold when his former outfit entered GP2 in 2011. Again, though, it was anything but successful as he scored just four points.

However, things were on the up and up for the team when, a year later, they were backed by Marussia and the results came immediately. The Brit secured his first podium in GP2 at the season-opening race and went on to win in Hungary and Singapore. He finished the season fourth in the standings.

His performances with the team saw Chilton land a Marussia race-seat for the 2013 F1 season where he struggled at the beginning to match his team-mate Jules Bianchi.

As the year progressed, Chilton found his feet but was left wondering about his future when Marussia confirmed Bianchi but not him.

The team finally announced in January that Chilton would hold onto his race-seat for another season with the Brit determined to prove his team have made the right choice.

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