Max Chilton has finally been confirmed as Marussia’s second driver for 2014.
His 2013 team-mate, Jules Bianchi, had already been re-signed by the team ahead of 2014, but doubt remained over Chilton’s place in Formula One.
His debut season was mixed: Although he took a record for finishing all nineteen Grand Prix, his Marussia usually lingered at the very back of the grid.
Nonetheless, he was today confirmed at the Autosport International in Britain.
“I’m so glad to make the announcement,” Chilton said today. “I’m really thankful that Marussia believed in me and gave me a second year.
“Continuity for me is absolutely key. I did three years in GP2, the first year I learnt well and the second year we pushed on. We could go for poles and wins and the whole atmosphere changed. Hopefully that will happen with Marussia.”
Chilton is the twentieth driver to be confirmed for 2014, with the two remaining seats both at Caterham. It’s believed that Heikki Kovalainen and Kamui Kobayashi are both strong competitors for a seat on the grid.