F1 News: 2014 Singapore GP Qualifying – Marussia F1 Team

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2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying

Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Saturday 20 September 2014

BIANCHI MR03-01 Q1 P19 1:49.440 7 laps
CHILTON MR03-02 Q1 P21 1:50.473 7 laps

Under the bright floodlights of the Marina Bay Circuit, the Marussia F1 Team qualified with Jules Bianchi in 19th position and Max Chilton in 21st place.

Jules Bianchi #17
“I’m pretty pleased with my second lap and I feel like I got as much as possible from the car. I made a few mistakes on the first run but we did the maximum possible at the end. For tomorrow, I think we will have the right balance for the race. My first objective is to keep the three cars behind me, then see what is happening ahead and the opportunities that may be available to us.”

Max Chilton #4
“It’s slightly frustrating as I have struggled with car this weekend at a constantly evolving track but I managed to get it pretty good for that session. On the first run we had an issue with the mapping, which meant that I was in a compromised map and I couldn’t get full power, so I had to do another prepare lap. My second run was my first real timed run. I thought it was a good lap but the time wasn’t there so we need to look at that this evening. Looking ahead to tomorrow, I think we can get Kobayashi off the start and then it will all be down to strategy.”

John Booth, Team Principal
“Overall a good qualifying session, in particular on Jules’ side of the garage with a strong result versus our nearest competitors. The day has not been without its troubles and some issues on Max’s car at the start of his qualifying run surely disturbed his rhythm and unfortunately with his car we find ourselves between the two Caterhams. In FP3 and pretty much throughout the weekend so far, the car does seem to have been stronger than where it was in Monza and, of course, we would have preferred having both cars together on the grid. As always here, there is the potential for tomorrow’s race to be a chaotic one. The objective with both cars is to be in front of our Championship competitors and then take advantage of any chances that comes our way.”

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