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Marussia and Bianchi pick up their first F1 points

The team are now 9th in the constructors’ championship.
Sunday, May 25, 2014

 

25th May, 2014 (F1 Plus/ Rosie Baillie) - Jules Bianchi and Marussia scored their first points in Formula One at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Bianchi crossed the line eighth but a penalty meant he actually finished ninth, picking up two points for the team.

He was given a 5 second stop and go penalty for being out of position on the grid.  After the second safety car he was handed another one for serving his first penalty under the safety car.

Bianchi did not serve that second penalty which meant five seconds was added onto his total time, giving him a ninth place finish.

“Wow. What a race and what a result for the whole Team. I am just incredibly happy,” Bianchi said.

“first of all I have to pay credit to everyone at the Marussia F1 Team for making this possible.”

“I am thrilled that I have helped them to achieve their long-held target of our first points. To achieve them together makes me very proud.”

Bianchi thanked the team and their engine suppliers and said he felt they'd really made steps forward since the Barcelona test. 

"My thanks to everyone here in Monaco, the rest of the Team in Banbury and also to our powertrain partners, Scuderia Ferrari, because together we have all made great progress, particularly since the Barcelona Test." he said.

"This gave us the confidence to push and we certainly did that here this weekend."

Max Chilton crossed the line 14th and said that everything that could have gone wrong for him, did.

“I am very proud to be a part of something so special today. For a small team to have such a result is a huge boost for the future.” Chilton said.

“I have mixed emotions, as everything that could have gone wrong for me today did. But that is racing and I know I will have my chance one day to get some points for the Team.”

Marussia are now ninth in the constructors’ championship, ahead of Sauber.

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