Max Chilton, Marussia, Monaco, 2014

Chilton says he ‘voluntarily’ gave up Marussia seat

2014 Belgian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Max Chilton, Marussia, Monaco, 2014Max Chilton’s management team has issued a statement claiming he voluntarily stepped down from his race seat with Marussia this weekend.

Marussia said on Thursday he had been replaced by reserve driver Alexander Rossi for the Belgian Grand Prix due to “contractual issues”.

However Chilton claims he did so in order to help the team bring more money in.

“Max Chilton has volunteered to step out of his race seat for the weekend’s race in Spa, Belgium to allow the team to attract much needed funds by selling his seat,” said the statement.

“Max will attend the race and be on hand to support the team in any way possible.

“It is expected that Marussia will invite reserve driver Alexander Rossi to take Max’s seat.

“Marussia are currently in talks with several new investors and it is expected the situation will be resolved before the next race in the F1 calendar in Monza.”

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