The Marussia F1 Team have announced Max Chilton as their second driver for the 2013 season, the rookie racer joining the more experienced Timo Glock for the coming year. The British driver was given the reserve driver role for the team in the latter half of 2012, coming on board for the Japanese Grand Prix onwards. He participated in one Free Practice session during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend, and clearly impressed enough to get the race seat.
Talking of the opportunity, Max said: “It comes at the end of what has been a fantastic year for me, and those steps - my GP2 pole positions and wins, my performances in the F1 Young Driver Test and in FP1 at Abu Dhabi - have given everyone the confidence in my ability to compete at the highest level of motorsport.”
And Team Principal John Booth added: “Max very quickly embedded himself within the team, thanks in no small part to the fact that he is a lively and affable character who we’ve enjoyed having around.”