Chilton reckons Marussia can catch Sauber

By on Sunday, May 11, 2014
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Max Chilton believes that Sauber is now within Marussia's sights following the Spanish Grand Prix.

Chilton finished the race in 19th place, a few positions behind Sauber drivers Esteban Gutierrez and Adrian Sutil.

"I’m really pleased that we’ve seen a good step forward here and we’ve been able to lift our performance versus the cars around us," he said.

"We’ve definitely gained a really strong advantage on the Caterhams and the Saubers are now in our sights, so well done to the Team. On a personal note it’s also great to keep my finishing record alive and that’s 24 out of 24 now."

Team-mate Jules Bianchi was 18th and reckons Marussia might benefit at the next race in Monaco.

"It was a good race today in which we saw clear signs of our improvement," he said.

"I was able to get ahead of my team-mate at the start, which was my first objective, and to stay ahead of the Caterhams which was the next. Our other objective was to take the fight to Sauber and while we were able to match their pace, the gap to them ahead was too great to be able to take a position from them. That time will come, I’m sure and maybe a race like Monaco will give us a better opportunity."

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