Chilton to race as Marussia makes Spa U-turn
22 August 2014 – Marussia has reinstated Max Chilton for the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, just a day after announcing that Alexander Rossi would be replacing the Briton as it attempted to resolve "contractual issues".
The Banbury-based outfit announced on Thursday that Chilton would not be contesting the Spa-Francorchamps event, with 22-year-old Rossi, who became the team's reserve last month, stepping up to make his debut.
Chilton's PR company subsequently released a statement claiming that he had given up the seat to allow the team to raise funds by selling it on, and that it expected him to return for the following Italian Grand Prix.
However, Marussia applied to switch back to Chilton on Friday morning, a move accepted by the stewards.
Rossi will contest the opening practice session before handing the car to Chilton for the rest of the event.