Marussia driver Max Chilton has spoken about how difficult the Russian Grand Prix weekend has been for the team following Jules Bianchi’s accident in Japan last Sunday.
Bianchi crashed late on at Suzuka, suffering severe head injuries after hitting a recovery vehicle. He remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital, and is the foremost thought for the entire paddock this weekend.
Marussia took the decision to race with just one car in Russia as a mark of respect for Bianchi, leaving the Frenchman’s car ready to race with his number on in the garage.
Speaking to NBCSN’s Will Buxton after qualifying today, Chilton, the team’s sole racer in Russia, admitted that it has been a difficult weekend for everyone at the team. He will start tomorrow’s race from 20th position.
You can watch the Russian Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 6:30am ET tomorrow.