Chilton to get practice outing in Abu Dhabi

Chilton to get practice outing in Abu Dhabi

25 October 2012 – Marussia reserve driver Max Chilton will take part in next Friday's opening practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, marking his race weekend debut for the British squad. The 21-year-old, who collected two pole positions, two wins and a further two podium finishes in GP2 this season, will step into the car of Charles Pic.

Chilton finished fourth in the GP2 standings this year, the highest placed British driver
"I feel very proud to be entrusted with this opportunity by the Marussia F1 Team," Chilton explained. "As part of the Young Driver Programme this year I got to know the team very well, but over the last two race weekends, as reserve driver, I feel like I have a proper role and have learned so much about the Formula 1 environment in a very short space of time.

"This is the next step in the process of proving my potential and another important notch for me personally in terms of my ultimate goals. As for next Friday, the 90 minutes of FP1 will fly by so quickly that it’s a real bonus to be testing the car at a circuit I know well. It means I can get up to speed straight away and focus on delivering some proper set-up and aero evaluation data for the team to help during the rest of the weekend.

"My thanks to everyone at the Marussia F1 Team for the faith they have shown in me so far and I will now concentrate my efforts on keeping my excitement in check and ensuring I make the most of this fantastic opportunity!"

Chilton previously tested for Marussia at Silverstone's Young Driver test in July.

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