Chilton penalised for Bianchi clash

By on Sunday, June 8, 2014
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Max Chilton has been penalised after being deemed to be the guilty party in a collision with Marussia team-mate Jules Bianchi.

Chilton clipped Bianchi at turn three, with the resulting contact sending Bianchi into the wall on the exit of turn four.

Both drivers were forced to retire, marking Chilton's first ever failure to finish in his Formula 1 career.

"The incident between myself and Jules obviously ended not only our own races but also the team’s, so it’s sad for all the guys after making such progress again," he said.

"I had a good start, pulled away from the cars behind into Turn 1, queued into Turn 2, then we had a coming together into turn three. The resulting accident was very unfortunate for us both and after a race to remember in Monaco, perhaps a race to forget here in Canada, but the one thing we’ll keep hold of is how well the car is developing, so my thanks to all the team."

Bianchi added, "I got a great start, kept everyone who was behind me behind and then obviously Max and I were racing each other through turns two and three."

"I braked into turn three and there was an impact, after which I ended up in the wall with a badly damaged car. I am disappointed for the whole team because once again we had a strong weekend and it was a race that held so much promise for us, both in terms of the car we had and also how the race ultimately panned out today."

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