Marussia team principal John Booth says the team is 'very close' to signing a deal with Brit Max Chilton for the 2014 season.
Should the deal be completed, it will be the first time in the team's history – since they joined F1 in 2010 under the ‘Virgin Racing' name – that they have retained a driver line-up for the following season.
Chilton had a difficult start to his rookie season but soon cut the gap to his team-mate Jules Bianchi. He finished every single race, making him the first rookie to do so. The 22-year-old is keen to stay with the team for a second season and Booth says discussions are progressing well.
'We are very close with Max, very close,' he told Sky...
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