Chilton: 2014 chances looking good
24 October 2013 – Max Chilton says his chances of securing a seat on the 2014 Formula 1 grid are "looking good", with the 22-year-old Briton hoping to extend his stay at Marussia.
Despite a challenging start to the season, Chilton has gradually moved closer to team-mate Jules Bianchi, outracing the Frenchman for the first time in Singapore before winning a straight qualifying battle at the recent Japanese Grand Prix.
And with Bianchi's contract already renewed, Chilton is confident of following suit.
"I think my chances are looking good," explained Chilton during Thursday afternoon's press conference at the Buddh International Circuit. "Nothing is set in stone yet. But I learned in GP2 how much continuity can help, so I would love to stay at Marussia.
"I have been contacted by other teams but we know where we want to be."
Caterham driver Giedo van der Garde was also posed the same question, but the Dutchman has admitted that any confirmation over his future is still "far away".
"Of course I hope to stay [in Formula 1] next year," said van der Garde. "My manager is very busy talking to teams, also Caterham. At the moment they told me to be focused on the last four races. Hopefully I will have some news soon, but it's still far away."