Formula 1
Formula 1
10 Jul
Event finished
31 Jul
Event finished
07 Aug
FP3 in
12 Hours
:
40 Minutes
:
38 Seconds
R
Italian GP
04 Sep
FP1 in
27 days
R
Tuscany GP
11 Sep
Next event in
34 days
R
Eifel GP
09 Oct
Next event in
62 days
23 Oct
Next event in
76 days
R
Emilia-Romagna GP
31 Oct
Next event in
84 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
27 Nov
FP1 in
111 days

Chilton denies wealthy father buying Marussia

shares
comments
Chilton denies wealthy father buying Marussia
By:
Mar 11, 2013, 5:47 AM

Chilton denies his step from GP2 was only due to his father

Mar.11 (GMM) Max Chilton has denied claims he has only made the grade as a Formula One driver because his wealthy father is buying the Marussia team.

Chilton's father Grahame, a leading executive of the insurance giant Aon, owns the Carlin team that Max drove for last year, and is also heavily involved in the touring car career of his other son, the six-years-older Tom.

Max Chilton, Marussia F1 Team
Max Chilton, Marussia F1 Team

Photo by: XPB Images

Max, 21, has stepped up from GP2 for 2013, but some say he is now among the most obvious 'pay drivers' on the grid, amid rumours his multi-millionaire father will buy a bigger share of Marussia at the end of each season his son completes.

"I can say straight up that it is not true," Max Chilton told F1 Racing magazine.

"We've set up a scheme where we've got 30 individuals and businesses who have invested in me.

"In return, they will get a percentage of my future earnings. They have effectively taken shares in me," he added.

Fresh eyesight for Hulkenberg in 2013

Previous article

Fresh eyesight for Hulkenberg in 2013

Next article

Williams F1 Team is going to find out where they stand at Australian GP

Williams F1 Team is going to find out where they stand at Australian GP
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Max Chilton
Teams Carlin
Author GMM