Chilton in line to replace Pic at Marussia

By Ubaid Parkar, 2 November 2012
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Max Chilton could be the fourth British driver on the grid next year should he get an opportunity to drive for Marussia in 2013.

Appointed late in September as the team’s reserve driver, the Briton took part in his maiden Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi when he drove in the first practice session, replacing Charles Pic for the outing.

And Chilton could substitute for Pic’s seat next year should the Frenchman move to Caterham, according to the latest speculation.

"We are certainly nowhere near making that decision yet," Marussia team principal John Booth was quoted saying by Reuters. "I hope Max will stay with us in one form or another, he's part of our family now. We'll see how things progress over the next month.

"There are commercial implications on almost every driver decision now outside the top four teams... the negotiations are only just under way so it may take a month yet. Round about Brazil would be good," he added.

Chilton, however, feels “100 percent ready” to take up the step to Formula 1.

"We obviously need to see what Charles is doing, if there is a spare seat. I think I needed to impress the team and I think that I have done that. I was quick enough and did everything I wanted," the 21-year-old told Reuters after first practice in Abu Dhabi.

"We are still working on some sponsors... we are trying to work with two sponsors. We are definitely talking but we haven't actually 100 percent done it," Chilton pointed out.


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