Bianchi disappointed by gap to Caterham

By on Saturday, July 27, 2013
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Jules Bianchi says Marussia must improve after he could manage only twenty-first place in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Bianchi was eight tenths of a second slower than Caterham's Charles Pic.

"We are not where we need to be at this stage of the weekend and I think we face a tough battle in the race tomorrow at a track which is already quite challenging anyway," he said.

"Even though I made a mistake in the final corner on my quick lap and lost a couple of tenths, it would not have been enough to leapfrog the Caterhams today."

"We have made some improvements during the weekend for sure, but we needed to find more from the car and we haven’t been able to do that. Tomorrow will be a tough experience for the drivers and the Team, so we have to have faith in our strategy to help us find the right reward for our efforts here."

Team-mate Max Chilton says he is encouraged by his pace relative to Bianchi.

"It has been quite a tough weekend for us here so far and we have had to fight to get every bit of the extra performance we have found in the car," he said. "Unfortunately it is not enough to line up ahead of the Caterhams tomorrow. What I do feel positive about today is my pace relative to my team-mate, especially as we had a mistake that lost me time on my quick lap."

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