Max Chilton

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Il_leone, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    There has been speculation about this guy potentially being on the F1 grid next season as the 2nd Marussia driver so does this guy deserve to be there on merit or is he a pay per driver ?

    Brother of Tom who races in touring cars because he is too tall for F1.
    His junior record is not impressive as he was only 4th in British F3 2009 won by his teammate Daniel Ricciardo and 4th in Gp2 this season behind Sauber bound Gutierrez, Razia and Valsechi ( neither of the latter two appear have found drives for 2013)

    However he has shown capability now and then to race at the front with wins and podiums occasionally

    Before the British press starts hyping this guy as a potential world champion. What is his true potential out of curiousity?
     
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  3. Westy

    Westy Pole Sitter

    Well I doubt he will be able to showcase his talents in a Marussia. I am sure he will get a season or two in F1 and then exit stage right. I hope I am wrong. If he was to get into a decent car I could see him being consistent but not set the F1 world ablaze.
     
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  4. He will do what every other Marussia #2 driver has done - leave after one season for the next 'bright star'.
     
  5. HammydiRestarules

    HammydiRestarules Di Resta fan :). Contributor

    Charles Pic might see it another way ;)..
     
  6. Err, he's leaving isn't he?
     
  7. HammydiRestarules

    HammydiRestarules Di Resta fan :). Contributor

    Yeah but he's going to another team in F1 though :). So not so much of a one season wonder.
     
  8. Is Caterham that much of an improvement? And he's still leaving for another 'bright star'...
     
  9. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Max was stuck in 4th for most of last season in the standings and in qualifying he is the complete opposite of Grosjean he is very cautious and doesn't commit to overtaking, and so he will be a safe bet, he will stay out of trouble and for a team that isn't going to score points anyway that's all they need from a driver....
     
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  10. RickD

    RickD Pole Sitter

    Yeah, watching him in GP2, he does seem a tad too cautious to be a great, he just sits behind others and doesn't try to overtake unless the door is left very wide open.. Not too sure on how he would do in F1.
     
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  11. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    I'm pleased it isn't just me that noticed that RickD
     
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  12. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    Max Chilton must be laughing his socks off that he's ended up being the driver with the most testing time pre-season.

    Big oppotunity Max. If he can beat the two Caterhams and whoever his team mate is then he might just impress a few people.
     
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  13. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    well Max has to make most of the opportunities and instead being the rookie he has found himself as the team leader for now
     
  14. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    For all of about three weeks before Bianchi takes the reigns.
     
  15. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    His advantage to Bianchi will be short given Jules did get some runs in the Force India last year
     
  16. no-FIAt-please

    no-FIAt-please Champion Elect Premium Contributor

    How did Max Chilton escape a penalty in Monaco? His move was just as bad as Grosjean. The only differences being Grosjean's reputation and that a ten place grid penalty for Chilton would effectively be no punishment.
     
  17. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    no-FIAt-please - Chilton had a drive-through, did he not?
     
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  18. no-FIAt-please

    no-FIAt-please Champion Elect Premium Contributor

    So he did, my mistake.
     
  19. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    Stop press!! Chilton states flaming obvious!

    http://www1.skysports.com/formula-1...is-season-British-GP-debut-chances-of-a-point

    Still not beat Bianchi this year and that was after having all that testing time. Still to be fair to Max he hasn't been as bad as people thought and I'd take him over VDG and possibley Pic.
     
  20. no-FIAt-please

    no-FIAt-please Champion Elect Premium Contributor

    I wish Chilton would take his money and piss off. Qualifying 1.7 seconds behind your team-mate at your home Grand Prix just isn't good enough. He hasn't beaten Bianci yet either. What's worse is that Chilton had the car for all of the pre-season testing too. Glock please come back, at least it was entertaining to see him have the rare chance of stealing a point.
     
  21. MCLS

    MCLS Anti F1 fan Valued Member

    What makes me laugh is that in his interview with BBC the other day is that he assumes that staying that Marussia is a given for next season before jumping to a higher team. Considering since 2010 only Glock has lasted more than 1 year at the team I can't see that changing any time soon
     

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