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Max Chilton will drive Marussia for 2012 Abu Dhabi GP FP1

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Marussia F1 racing team current reserve driver Max Chilton will drive Charles Pic’s machine in Friday free practice for upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Five weeks ago Chilton was confirmed as Marussia’s reserve driver for the remainder of this season, the Briton finished fourth in this season’s GP2 championship.

“I feel very proud to be entrusted with this opportunity by the Marussia team,” said Chilton.

“This is the next step in the process of proving my potential and another important notch for me personally in terms of my ultimate goals.

“As for next Friday, the 90 minutes of FP1 will fly by so quickly that it’s a real bonus to be testing the car at a circuit I know well.

“It means I can get up to speed straight away and focus on delivering some proper set-up and aero evaluation data for the Team to help during the rest of the weekend.

“My thanks to everyone at the Marussia F1 team for the faith they have shown in me so far and I will now concentrate my efforts on keeping my excitement in check and ensuring I make the most of this fantastic opportunity!”


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