Jean-Eric Vergne on a confidence-boosting opening day in Monte Carlo; Jules Bianchi on Marussia’s ‘strong baseline’; Kamui Kobayashi on the lessons Caterham have learned from post-Barcelona testing. The drivers and senior team personnel give their feedback after an interesting, rain-hit first day in Monaco
Yet to post a DNF in his F1 career, Marussia’s Max Chilton knows that this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix presents opportunity and threat in equal measure.
With five rounds of the championship already complete, the F1 paddock moves on to Monte Carlo for one of the most glamorous and prestigious events of the year, the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2014. Those involved discuss their prospects for the race every driver wants to win
Max Chilton: It s a great boost. We don t get this opportunity often and I don t think Marussia have ever been in this position!
Max Chilton topped the timesheet on the opening day of the second in-season test of the current campaign, the Marussia driver setting a lap of 1:26.434 on Pirelli’s supersoft tyre to give a slightly skewed look to the times on a day when bad weather and red flags complicated matters at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya. The morning session was conducted in wet conditions as persistent rain fell across the track and it was, rather predictably, Mercedes who led the way, with Lewis Hamilton setting the pace with a time of 1:44.291 on the intermediate Pirelli tyre. Felipe Massa was second ;More…
Marussia’s Max Chilton causes a surprise by topping the timesheets on the first of a two-day post-Spanish Grand Prix test at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Marussia’s Max Chilton set a surprise fastest time on the first day of in-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya
Max Chilton’s Marussia set the fastest time on day one of this week’s two-day Formula 1 test at Barcelona.
Marussia’s Max Chilton was the surprise leader in Spain on Tuesday, as this week’s two-day test session began at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton led for much of the rain-hit session, but a late run on a dry track saw Chilton record a best lap of 1m 26.434s – an improvement of over three seconds on his qualifying time for last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix
Run that Track, a charity initiative involving the F1 community running around the circuits on the calendar is now close to raising $1 million after 260 members of the paddock ran last night in Barcelona. Among them was Marussia driver Jules Bianchi, GP2 driver Jolyon Palmer, plus McLaren senior engineers Tim Goss and Ciaron Pilbeam, SKY Sports Simon Lazenby and members of all the F1 teams and many broadcasters. The programme began in 2010, the idea of McLaren’s Simon Morillas, who ran laps of each F1 circuit for fitness reasons with other engineers and mechanics
Team representatives – Cyril Abiteboul (Caterham), Robert Fernley (Force India), John Booth (Marussia), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Franz Tost (Toro Rosso) Q: A question to all of you to start with. What updates did you try on the car today?
Thursday FIA press conference from Spain with Max Chilton (Marussia), Kevin Magnussen (McLaren), Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) and Pastor Maldonado (Lotus).
Thursday FIA press conference from Spain with Max Chilton (Marussia), Kevin Magnussen (McLaren), Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) and Pastor Maldonado (Lotus).
Marussia F1 team principal John Booth is hoping to see a ‘positive development direction’ as upgrades arrive for Spanish GP.
With the opening flyaway leg of the season complete, the F1 paddock returns to Europe next weekend for the fifth round of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2014 in Barcelona. Those involved discuss their prospects for the event…
Marussia F1 has announced a couple of engineering changes on Jules Bianchi’s car ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Jules Bianchi will start working with a new race engineer from this weekend’s Spanish GP following the arrival of Francesco Nenci from Sauber.
With the opening flyaway leg of the season complete, the F1 paddock returns to Europe next weekend for the fifth round of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2014 in Barcelona. Those involved discuss their prospects for the event…
Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen were amongst a host of F1 drivers past and present who attended a memorial service at Imola on Thursday to mark the 20th anniversary of the deaths of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger. In an emotional ceremony at Tamburello corner attended by thousands of fans and members of Senna’s family, the Ferrari duo were joined by Marussia’s Jules Bianchi and a number of former F1 drivers in paying their respects
Marussia sporting director Graeme Lowdon believes Formula One will be setting itself up for a fall if it tries to implement cost control through regulations alone
Marussia sporting director Graeme Lowdon has said claims from teams that it would be too hard to enforce a cost cap in F1 are “absolute rubbish”
Marussia sporting director Graeme Lowdon feels Formula One stands on the brink of being branded a failure if it is unable to implement much-needed cost control measures.
Marussia sporting director Graeme Lowdon has eased fans’ fears by insisting it is business as usual despite the collapse of the car company behind their name.
Caterham's Kamui Kobayashi and Markus Ericsson qualified 18th and 20th respectively for tomorrow's Grand Prix. Both were relatively satisfied with their performances and hope to keep their direct rivals behind until the finish line.
After a scintillating, breathless race in Bahrain, the F1 community travels east once more for the fourth round of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai discuss their prospects for the event
As I mentioned the other day, the small teams in Formula 1 are becoming rather more active as they struggle to survive without a cost cap. The four Caterham, Force India, Marussia and Sauber, wrote to the FIA last week saying that they want to have a voice in decision-making and hinting that the F1 […]
Kamui Kobayashi is hoping upgrades Caterham is bringing to Shanghai can help it fight back against Marussia in its personal battle at the foot of the constructors’ championship
Marussia finished 10th in the Constructors’ World Championship last year and hoped that this year a new Ferrari engine would help to lift its performance into the midfield. There have been flashes of potential but thus far it has not proved to be the case and after the first three races of the year, Marussia […]
There were points in the Bahrain Grand Prix for Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen while Daniil Kvyat’s points run ended with his P11…
Drivers – Jules Bianchi (Marussia), Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso), Marcus Ericsson (Caterham), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Jenson Button (McLaren), Romain Grosjean (Lotus)
The Sepang International Circuit threw up an all too familiar challenge today, with torrential rain arriving right on cue for the start of the crucial qualifying session. Marussia's Jules Bianchi ended the day in 19th position with a best lap of 2:02.702, while Max Chilton achieved a time of 2:04.388 and was 21st.
Team Representatives – Federico Gastaldi (Lotus), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Graeme Lowdon (Marussia), Cyril Abiteboul (Caterham), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Franz Tost (Toro Rosso) Q: Cyril, can I begin with you? You did a lot of mileage in the pre-season testing but it’s not been so good when it’s come to the actual action
Friday FIA press conference from Malaysia with Federico Gastaldi (Lotus), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Graeme Lowdon (Marussia), Cyril Abiteboul (Caterham), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber) and Franz Tost (Toro Rosso).
Max Chilton is expecting an improved performance from the Marussia F1 team at this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
Encouraged by Marussia F1′s Melbourne showing, Jules Bianchi is hoping for better fortune in Malaysia this weekend.
Having dusted themselves off after Australia’s season opener, the F1 teams regroup in the heat of Kuala Lumpur this weekend, where the challenge of the Sepang International Circuit awaits. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix discuss their prospects
After a curtain raiser to the 2014 season which threw up no end of talking points, Sky Sports Online sat down with Marussia Sporting Director Graeme Lowdon to discuss the matters of the moment as well as his own team’s mixed fortunes in Melbourne.
Marussia’s Graeme Lowdon has warned a victory for Red Bull in their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification in the Australian GP “would open the floodgates” to other challenges to the FIA.
Marussia’s Graeme Lowdon has warned a victory for Red Bull in their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification in the Australian GP “would open the floodgates” to other challenges to the FIA.
The first Grand Prix run to the new 1.6 litre hybrid turbo formula featured some fascinating strategy details, some inspired decision-making and plenty for the drivers and strategy engineers to work with. This season with the UBS Race Strategy Report we will continue our groundbreaking analysis of the key moments of the race, but with enhanced co-operation from teams, to bring an even more in-depth review of the key decisions, to help bring fans closer to the race action. Aborted start The original start had to be aborted, as the Marussia of Jules Bianchi failed to get off the grid
Jules Bianchi has suggested that battery problems cost him six laps of the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, but remained optimistic that Marussia can bounce back in Malaysia.
He may have had to start from pit-lane, but Marussia’s Max Chilton remained upbeat about the opening round of F1 2014 in Australia.
PHIL DUNCAN: Sebastian Vettel lost his cool with his own team during Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. ‘Do something! I have no power!’ yelled the world champion as he stared at Max Chilton’s Marussia gearbox on his slide back through the field.
The British driver out-qualified teammate Jules Bianchi for only the third time but wet weather continued to cause chaos as he missed out, finishing in 17th
The Lotus and Marussia Formula 1 teams broke curfew on Saturday morning, as they battled to prepare their cars in time for the final practice session at the Australian Grand Prix
Max Chilton is ready to end Marussia’s points drought after becoming a fitness freak over the winter. After four seasons in Formula One without a point to their name, the Banbury-based marque stand poised to rid themselves of such a horrid statistic.
Max Chilton says it would mean “everything” if he were to score the first point in Marussia’s history in F1 and believes it has its strongest car ever
Max Chilton is ready to make the most of the point-scoring opportunity that Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix represents for Marussia.
Max Chilton is ready to make the most of the point-scoring opportunity that Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix represents for Marussia.
Marussia driver, 22, completed every Grand Prix last season, but now he has set his sights much higher