Max Chilton says he’d like to benefit from continuity by staying with Marussia for a second season in 2014.
His teammate Jules Bianchi has already been confirmed, but thus far there has been no firm word on Chilton’s future.
The Formula 1 community pays its respects to Maria de Villota, who passed away Friday morning at the age of 33.
Her family led the tribute, stating: “Dear friends. Maria has left us. She had to go to heaven like all angels.
“We are thankful to God for the extra year and a half that he left her with us,” the de Villota family said, referencing a 2012 testing crash which left her with severe head injuries and resulted in the loss of her right eye.
Former Formula One test driver Maria de Villota was found dead in a hotel room in Seville on Friday, and police said it appears she died of natural causes. She was 33.
Spanish police told The Associated Press that De Villota was discovered in the Hotel Sevilla Congresos in the morning, dead “apparently from natural causes.” An autopsy will be carried out.
De Villota was seriously injured last year in a crash during testing for the Marussia F1 team in England, losing her right eye and sustaining serious head injuries that kept her hospitalized for a month.
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Sauber Confirms 2014 Ferrari Deal
Sauber has finally confirmed that it will continue with Ferrari into 2014 and beyond.
The team has signed a ‘multi-year’ deal for supply of engine, ERS and gearbox. Although the deal was always going to happen, it had been held up while details were ironed out.