Marussia seeking to build on Monaco result

By on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Marussia team principal John Booth says that the squad's ninth-place finish in May's Monaco Grand Prix is their inspiration ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

Jules Bianchi claimed ninth around the streets of Monte Carlo to collect Marussia's first ever Formula 1 points and Booth is hopeful that the characteristics of the Marina Bay street circuit will allow the team to repeat such an achievement.

"The Marina Bay Street Circuit closely resembles Monaco, and within our team we cannot think of Monaco without remembering it as the biggest milestone in our young history - our first points," he said.

"One cannot take anything for granted though; just like Monaco this is a very unforgiving and demanding track that punishes even a small mistake."

Bianchi added that he is ready to grasp any chance which may fall Marussia's way.

"The track characteristics are quite a lot like Monaco, which is a race that is special for a couple of reasons, not least because I finished in the points there," he said.

"With so many similarities, this is a circuit that also gives me a good feeling. Last year the race did not pan out so well for me, but we learned a great deal and I hope we can bring that experience together to achieve a good result this year.

"Our car should work well here with all the corners, and as it is often an eventful race, we will be fighting to take advantage of every opportunity."

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