Chilton given Young Driver outing by Marussia
10 July 2012 – Max Chilton will get behind the wheel of Marussia F1's MR-01 at Silverstone later this week, completing a split day of testing for the squad. Driving for the related Marussia Carlin GP2 outfit, Chilton will be joined by Indonesian team-mate Rio Haryanto.
"I’m really excited to be taking part in the Young Driver Test for Marussia F1 Team," said Chilton. "I have driven an F1 car once before - the Force India in 2011 - but I feel that with another year of GP2 competition under my belt to develop my driving further I feel much more prepared this time and eager to demonstrate that progression.
"The team have come up with a great programme, which has a bit of everything we need to showcase our potential. I can’t wait for the opportunity and thanks to the team, who have already been a great support to me in GP2 this season."
The two-day Young Driver Test takes place at Silverstone from Thursday to Friday, with both the standard Grand Prix circuit and International layout set to be used.