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Marussia need to 'push on'

Sunday 05-January-2014 06:10

Marussia team boss John Booth says his team needs to build on last year's tenth place in the Constructors' Championship.

Although Marussia have yet to score a single World Championship point, the team finally achieved 10th place in the standings last season when they edged main rivals Caterham.

Jules Bianchi's P13 at round two in Malaysia proved to be the deciding factor in the battle of the backmarkers.

However, having achieving that major step forward, Booth has urged his team to continue the upward momentum.

"I think we've improved operationally, year in, year out," Booth told ESPN. "We look like a proper F1 team, we operate like a proper F1 team; pit stops we're very good at and all the basics.

"Although the positions throughout the year were not that different compared to the year before, percentage wise we were much closer to the front and I think we finished a couple of races on the same lap as the leaders. But we need to move forward again... we need to push on for [2014]."

As for finishing 10th in the Championship, Booth downplayed the financial advantage of the extra money, insisting that it is the feel-good factor that weighs more.

"There isn't that much difference [in prize money], there really isn't. The cash side of it is not insignificant but the boost that it's given to everybody is the biggest plus."

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