Marussia now up with back of midfield pack
27 May 2014 – The Marussia F1 team is now able to race with the back of the midfield pack, Team Principal John Booth has said.
The Banbury squad scored points in the Formula 1 World Championship for the very first time in Monaco last weekend, with Jules Bianchi classified in ninth, and Booth reckons this is just the start.
"Naturally we are overjoyed at this result and it is a fantastic reward for all the hard work and determination, not just this year, but over the past four and a bit seasons," Booth said.
"A lot of this weekend's clear step stems from the progress we made at the recent Barcelona Test. We were cautiously optimistic about our performance increment, but we really needed to see it translate into a good race here in Monaco before we could feel too confident."
"We are only a young team, but we have every reason to believe in ourselves and a positive future. Clearly, in the race, we benefited from some attrition but, throughout, we were running at a pace that allowed us to stay in position with the cars around us. It is clear that we are now able to race with the back of the midfield pack," he concluded.