Booth: Marussia needs to move forward
5 January 2014 – Marussia team principal John Booth has said the Banbury-based outfit needs to ‘push on’ this year and once again ‘move forward’.
Marussia secured tenth place in the Constructors’ Championship last season, beating rivals and fellow strugglers Caterham thanks to Jules Bianchi’s 13th place finish in Malaysia. Despite that ‘victory’, however, the squad remains a long way off the midfield and the likes of Williams, Toro Rosso and Sauber.
“I think we've improved operationally, year in, year out,” Booth told ESPN. “We look like a proper F1 team, we operate like a proper F1 team; pit stops we're very good at and all the basics. Although the positions throughout the year were not that different compared to the year before, percentage wise we were much closer to the front and I think we finished a couple of races on the same lap as the leaders. But we need to move forward again … we need to push on for .”