Chilton: I think I've shown why I’m here
11 July 2013 – Marussia F1 team driver Max Chilton has said he is 'satisfied' with his form so far this season, although he concedes he still needs to work on a 'little bit of everything' to get both more from himself and the car.
Chilton is making his debut at the pinnacle of the sport this year and to date has managed nine finishes from nine, his best result a 14th place at the Monaco Grand Prix back in May.
“Overall, I feel satisfied with what I’ve achieved so far this year,” the Brit told the official F1 site. “I’ve managed to finish all the races and I’ve done the job that the team have asked me to do.
“I’ve given them feedback and that’s what we want when we’re building the car and learning. I need to work on a little bit of everything to get more out of myself and the car, but I think I’ve shown why I’m here.”
As for his targets for the rest of 2013, the 22-year-old added it will be ‘more of the same in terms of learning’, although he also wants to aim ‘a bit higher’: “We’ve just got to get the car stronger now - that’s our main target, as well as beating Caterham,” he continued.
“When you finish ahead of the cars around you, it feels like winning the race. But the best feeling is when you get that helmet on and it all goes silent and all you hear is your engineer on the radio.
“Then you hear the engine behind you. It’s just pure enjoyment - you’re doing what you’re meant to do as a driver.”