Marussia out to extract more of its potential
18 June 2014 –
John Booth has said Marussia will be focusing on 'extracting even more of its potential' this weekend in Austria.
After the joy of the team's first ever points finish in Monaco, when Jules Bianchi took ninth place, Canada was far more sobering, with Max Chilton and Bianchi both retiring after coming together at the Turn 3/4 chicane on the opening lap. It was bitterly disappointing result, but one that the team now wants to put behind it.
"We're very excited to begin the next European phase of the season in Austria, which is like a brand new Formula 1 race for the majority of our team yet, at the same time, is a venue with a fascinating history," said Booth, Marussia's Team Principal.
"A few of our number have experienced the circuit previously, but to all intents and purposes the sport has had to begin its approach to this Grand Prix with a clean sheet of paper.
"As is the case up and down the field, we will be reliant upon the simulation work we have conducted in recent weeks, together with the proven ability of our young engineers and drivers to read and adapt to the demands of a new circuit once running is underway.
"Our package has shown great promise during the course of the last few race weekends and it goes without saying that the team will be focusing its efforts on extracting even more of that potential and hopefully underlining our recent trend in keeping the midfield in our sights," he confirmed.