According to Blick newspaper, Hulkenberg and his manager Werner Heinz are having "sleepless nights".
Pat Symonds comments on the fact that a an experience top-level Formula One driver could race the Marussia cars faster than Bianchi and Chilton
"Certainly Kevin has impressed in the tests he has done, and as a team that has brought young drivers into Formula One, he is in the frame" - Graeme Lowdon
It appears that the rookie Luiz Razia will lose the ride with the Marussia team before he even stepped into the cockpit. Now that Adrian Sutil is with Force India, perhaps Jules Bianchi or Narain Karthikeyan could earn the apparent available seat.
While it appears Sauber has two young drivers with the cash flow, the Russian may not be ready for Formula One, leaving a spot for Hulkenberg to remain with the team.
Among the attendees were Bianchi, Chilton, Rossi, Kovalainen, Valsecchi, Gene, Button, Hamilton, Buemi, Rosberg and Perez.
Former Renault 'crash-gate' conspirator Pat Symonds was allowed to return to Formula One last year, and now he is with the Marussia team.
Just prior to the stat of the Formula One preseason testing, the Marussia F1 Team powered by Cosworth took the cover off their newest car at Circuito de Jerez in Spain.
Marussia rookie driver Max Chilton wishes his teammate was Timo Glock who has the needed experience. At the same time both Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren) and Monisha Kaltenborn (Suber) comment on the on-going issue of drivers paying for their rides.
Britain’s four F1 drivers look forward to racing in front of “special” home crowd.
Andy Webb, Marussia CEO: We have seen the strength of that support again in the last few days following the very pleasing announcement of our new powertrain partnership with Scuderia Ferrari.
Jules Bianchi did well to post strong lap times periodically through the race to show his potential.
Renault-powered cars have scored a total of 315 points in 2013, 45% of the points available.
Now the countdown to the first F1 Grand Prix of 2013 has begun, Max Chilton’s former karting boss is toasting his former protégé’s graduation to the Marussia race seat.
Rumours suggested 23-year-old Razia's sponsors had missed a payment date.
With a brand new driver in a brand new car, the main thrust of the morning’s program was acclimatisation.
Max Chilton: "I'm happy and feeling prepared and confident for Melbourne now.
Marussia new aero package will be tested next week.
John Booth, Marussia Team Principal: “It was a big ‘ask’ of two rookie drivers to face a qualifying session like the one we’ve experienced today..."
The programme was completed but the ambient heat and track conditions have conspired to create a tough day in terms of finding a good balance.