Van der Garde: Important to finish ahead of Marussia

By on Thursday, October 24, 2013
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Giedo van der Garde says it is important for Caterham to finish ahead of Marussia in the Constructors' championship.

Marussia has held 10th place in the championship all season, but a solitary 13th place finish for either Van der Garde or team-mate Charles Pic would ensure that Caterham would leap ahead of their rivals.

"Of course for us it’s very important to get the 10th place back," said Van der Garde.

"I think the last few races we’ve seen that we’ve always been in front in the race compared with Marussia, so the one thing we need is a little luck and the only thing we can do is maximise ourselves, maximise the car, maximise the team and the rest is luck."

Rival Max Chilton describes the battle as 'tense' and adds that it's equally important for Marussia.

"It’s definitely tense but I believe that when you’re passionate and working on the best result possible, you get the best out of yourself and the team."

"At the moment we’re doing that. It’s definitely going to be tight but we’ve got 10th at the moment and we’re hoping to keep it that way until the end of the season."

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