Chilton penalised for Bianchi collision
8 June 2014 – Max Chilton has been given a three-place grid drop for the Austrian Grand Prix after the stewards determined that he was at fault for an opening lap collision with Marussia team-mate Jules Bianchi in Canada.
The Briton lost control of his car at the Turn 3/4 chicane, collecting Bianchi and sending the latter into the wall.
Both drivers retired on the spot, bringing Chilton's perfect Formula 1 finishing record to an end after 26 races.
"The incident between myself and Jules obviously ended not only our own races but also the team's, so it's sad for all the guys after making such progress again," Chilton explained upon returning to the Montreal paddock.
"I had a good start, pulled away from the cars behind, queued into Turn 2, then had a coming together at Turn 3.
"The resulting accident was very unfortunate and after a race to remember in Monaco, perhaps a race to forget here, but the one thing we'll keep hold of is how well the car is developing, so my thanks to all the team."