Marussia refuse to believe they have 9th sewn up


Marussia F1 Team
15 August 2014 by TF1T Staff | M
          

Marussia refuse to believe they have ninth in the championship sewn up and won't believe so until the final results have been published at the final race of the year.

The team currently has a two-point advantage over both Sauber and Caterham thanks to Jules Bianchi's ninth place finish at the Monaco Grand Prix.

That isn't enough of a buffer to feel comfortable especially as the team has been in a similar position before in 2012 when they lost out on 10th to Caterham at the final race of the season.

Speaking to Crash.net, team boss Graeme Lowdon was asked when he'd truly believe that Marussia had secured ninth, to which he responded: "When they've published the results in Abu Dhabi!

"Honestly, we know from Brazil in 2012. Those sorts of things can happen and that teaches you a pretty good lesson which is literally until the cars have crossed the line, the results are published and nobody protests!

"If we get to that stage it would be brilliant but there's a lot of hard work between now and then. Of course the other teams try equally hard as well, so it's not good enough for us to just stand still, we've got to be moving forward because the other guys will be pushing really hard.

"I'm really pleased to get where we've got to but we've got to just keep that focus moving through the next races. Some of them aren't really going to suit our car. We've just got to see what we can do. Hopefully try and stay out of trouble."

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