Chilton to drive Marussia in Abu Dhabi practice

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Oct.26 (GMM) Max Chilton, the well-backed British GP2 driver who is tipped to make his F1 debut in 2013, will drive Marussia's 2012 car in first Friday practice ahead of next weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Max Chilton, Marussia F1 Team Reserve Driver
Max Chilton, Marussia F1 Team Reserve Driver

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The team recently promoted the 21-year-old to the role of reserve driver, and he is now expected to replace Frenchman Charles Pic in the race seat for next year.

Marussia said Chilton's Abu Dhabi outing will give him the "chance to demonstrate his potential in a competitive race weekend environment".

He will drive the possibly Caterham-bound Pic's car. "We are looking forward to comparing his driving development with his growing maturity outside of the car," said team boss John Booth.

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