Bianchi, Marussia elated with maiden points

By on Sunday, May 25, 2014
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Jules Bianchi and Marussia expressed their elation after finally scoring their maiden points in Formula 1.

Bianchi finished the race in eighth place but was demoted to ninth following a five second penalty - it was nonetheless his and the team's maiden points in the sport.

"Wow," said an emotional Bianchi. "What a race and what a result for the whole Team. I am just incredibly happy, but first of all I have to pay credit to everyone at the Marussia for making this possible.

"Nobody knows just how much work and determination goes into our races, so today I am thrilled that I have helped them to achieve their long-held target of our first points. To achieve them together makes me very proud.

"My thanks to everyone here in Monaco, the rest of the Team in Banbury and also to our powertrain partners, Scuderia Ferrari, because together we have all made great progress, particularly since the Barcelona Test.

"This gave us the confidence to push and we certainly did that here this weekend. It was not an easy race; there were some enjoyable highs along the way, but also a couple of concerning moments too.

"What matters at the end is that we got there and we can savour the highlights for a long time to come. I would also like to thank the Ferrari Driver Academy, who support me every step of my career."


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