Date: 13th January 2014 at 10:16am
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Back in November Max Chilton looked to be facing an uncertain future in Formula One.

The 22-year-old Brit was out-of-contract at the end of the season as his debut season in Formula One came to an end with Marussia.

Having set a record for successive finishes in a debut season, Chilton had impressed as much as anyone can in one of the newbie cars at the back of the grid and while Ferrari development driver Jules Bianchi had signed a new deal with Marussia for 2014 pretty early, Max Chilton had to wait to hear if he would be kept on as well.

That news came over the weekend with the confirmation that Marussia would head into the new 2014 Formula One season unchanged.

‘It is highly beneficial to our technical team that we retain the same driver line-up moving forward. Marussia team principal John Booth told the BBC.

‘Max had an impressive debut season last year and, of course, achieved a new rookie record for finishing all 19 races.

‘After our success in achieving 10th place in the Constructors’ Championship, we have set our sights on a bigger and better 2014 campaign.’

Speaking after the announcement Chilton added: ‘I am really happy to be continuing with the Marussia F1 team into a second season,’

‘The second year is when you can really pull all of those new experiences together and show your true potential.’