Chilton not ruling out Formula 1 return
18 February 2016 – Ex-Marussia driver Max Chilton says he cannot rule out a return to the Formula 1 grid in the future, explaining that he still has "a lot of unfinished business" in the category.
Chilton, 24, raced for Manor in 2013 and 2014, but lost his seat ahead of the 2015 season, and has switched to the US-based IndyCar championship with Chip Ganassi Racing for 2016.
"I'm not going to say I'm never going to back to Formula 1," Chilton is quoted by Autoweek.
"If I suddenly do amazingly well in IndyCar and it gives me the opportunity to go back to Formula 1, I would jump at it because Formula 1, at the end of the day, was my goal. I still have a lot of unfinished business.
"Since [I was] a child I wanted to become a podium finisher or a race winner."
Chilton has noticed major differences between the Formula 1 and IndyCar paddocks.
"It's quite eerie how welcoming everyone is," Chilton went on to explain.
"I understand why the teams are welcoming, but the drivers? I'm not used to that.
"All the drivers seem to be best mates and they don't seem to have other friends. Their best friends are, I guess, their rivals on the track, so that's sort of taken me awhile to get my head around."