Marussia co-owner confirms Max Chilton for 2013

Chilton comes with a financial contribution of EUR 11.5 million.

Dec.17 (GMM) Marussia team owner Nikolai Fomenko has confirmed speculation British rookie Max Chilton will make his Formula One debut in 2013.

Fomenko, the head of Russian supercar Marussia who bought into the then Virgin team at the end of 2010, was asked by Russian journalists the identity of the driver replacing Caterham-bound Frenchman Charles Pic.

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

Photo by: xpb.cc

International reports, including RMC (France), Speed Week (Switzerland) and MTV3 (Finland) say Fomenko answered Chilton's name, the GP2 driver whose wealthy father Grahame is the chairman of the Aon company.

The reports said Chilton comes with a financial contribution of EUR 11.5 million.

Meanwhile, Fomenko dismissed reports Marussia is weighed down with US $125 million in debt.

"We have debts, but not $125m, as I read recently," he insisted.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Breaking news
Tags chilton, cosworth, f1, fomenko, gmm, marussia

User photos

EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

21 photos
SurdinP
F1

SurdinP

1 photos
max
F1

max

29 photos
ADLITIKA
F1

ADLITIKA

213 photos
Kevin_Bennett_Photo
F1

Kevin_Bennett_Photo

139 photos
PiBiPhoto
F1

PiBiPhoto

47 photos
koutnas
F1

koutnas

16 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

24 photos
Upload photo