Jules Bianchi’s family has announced that the funeral of the racer, who died Friday night, will take place on Tuesday in his hometown of Nice. The official Twitter profile of the former Formula 1 racer has confirmed that the event will take place on July 21 at 10 a.m. at Sainte Reparate Cathedral. In honor of his teammate from the 2013/2014 season, Max Chilton dedicated his best starting position in Indy Lights, which he achieved this weekend. "I dedicate this to Bianchi. It wasn't easy and I'm sure he would beat me if he was here. I always did my best, but Bianchi was one of those who was destined for great things," Chilton said.
Marussie president and sporting director Graeme Lowdon continues to stress that Marussie should not be eliminated from the starting lineup for the 2015 season as they are struggling to be able to perform even though we will not see them in Abu Dhabi. The team was supposed to put in a tremendous amount of effort to travel to the final race, but plans collapsed at the last minute. Lowdon finds it important to continue working on the program for next year to be prepared if they manage to solve their problems. "We came very, very close to find a solution. As a racing team, we always want to race, that was also our goal for Abu Dhabi. We have different plans, but the most important is to be among the Formula 1 teams next year. That's why we need to have a race car ready, as this is of interest to potential investors, they need to know that they can
American Alexander Rossi is expected to compete for the first time at the Formula One racing weekend at Marussia in Austin. Rossi has been knocking on the door of the teams for quite some time to get a chance after three years as a reserve racer for the teams Caterham and Marussia, but without success. Alex left Caterham in July and came to Marussio, where he is expected to get a chance to perform in several trainings at the Belgian Grand Prix. There was also the possibility of appearing at the race in Spa due to the financial problems of Max Chilton and his sponsors. The team has already announced Rossi for the Belgian Grand Prix alongside Jules Bianchi, but Chilton has legally managed to get Rossi to perform only in training. Rossi got the next opportunity at the Russian Grand Prix, after Bianchi’s accident in Japan. Rossi was in prep
The American Alex Rossi will be sitting in the Marussie race car this weekend instead of the injured Bianchi in the previous race. Rossi has only had a few free practice sessions for Caterham so far, and the team did not believe in him even in Belgium, where it was originally planned that he would drive instead of Chilton at Marussa. Anyway, after 2007, Rossi will be the first American in a Formula One race. Last in the race was Scott Speed for Toro Rosso at the Nurburgring.
American Alexander Rossi will replace Max Chilton at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend. Marussia is facing many problems, but Chilton says that they have already solved some basic ones, which the team agrees with: "We can't offer Alexander to race this season, but we are happy that he will experience at least his debut at the big awards. "For once, the team does not know what kind of racing team to form, so this will be Alex's first qualification for next season:" Let's hope that we can offer him a place in the team next season, when can race for us throughout the season. We are looking forward to offering full service and progress from season to season. ”Of course, there is money everywhere in the background, with Marussia that means they can't pay the racers, but they have to
In the first part of the qualifications, Caterham's racer, as one of the few, insisted on dry track tires and thus took an enviable third place. Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton also tried similarly, thus reaching the second part of the qualifications. Van der Garde was only 0,374 seconds behind the leading Alons, which makes it an even greater success, with which he is very satisfied: “It was very slippery, which made it difficult for me to drive back to the pits. When I got to the twelfth or thirteenth turn, it was already so wet that I just said to myself: We'll see what happens. It was difficult, as I did not reach the working temperature either. I tried to turn the tires in the blank more than usual, but then in the last lap everything started to work as it should and that's why here
Max Chilton was knocked out in the first part of his first Formula One qualifiers, as his last lap, with which he tried to rank higher in the table, was interrupted by a yellow flag. The Briton had to break his fast lap when Charles Pic of Caterham and Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez smashed their race cars in the final moments of the first half. Chilton finished the qualifiers 0.762 seconds behind his Marussia teammate, Jules Bianchi. “My first qualifiers were tough, but I’m happy with my performance,” Chilton told Sky Sports. "It's a pity there were yellow flags, because I had to give up in that sector and I lost a lot of time. But we ended up in front of Caterham, and that's also what we wanted," he said.