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I deserve another chance - Chilton

ESPN Staff
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Max Chilton thinks he has earned a second season in Formula One © Sutton Images

Marussia's Max Chilton believes he deserves another shot at Formula One after showing improved form towards the end of his debut season in the sport.

Chilton has been outperformed by team-mate Jules Bianchi over the course of the year, but at the last two races has outqualified the highly-rated Frenchman and has also finished every race this season. Bianchi will drive for Marussia again next year, but Chilton's future has not yet been confirmed.

"I feel I'm showing I deserve a seat for next year," he told the Independent. "Everyone gets judged, so you have to prove yourself, which is hard for rookies these days because there is so little testing, which means it's going to take part of the season to get up to speed."

Chilton said he had made mistakes in his rookie year, but feels he has proved himself in recent races.

"I admit, at times, I haven't got things right, like at Silverstone and Germany, but on the whole it has been pretty good, and since the August break especially I couldn't have done much more."