Max Chilton is a British racing driver. He made his Formula One debut in 2013, racing for the Marussia F1 Team, having previously raced for the Marussia-backed Carlin GP2 Series team in 2012.
Chilton started his racing career at the age of 10 in karts where he spent 2 years learning the ropes in cadet karting before stepping up to junior TKM. He started to make a name for himself with J.I.C.A, where he made regular appearances on the podium, before turning his attention to car racing at the age of 14.
In November 2011 Chilton drove for the Force India team in the Young Driver test at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit. This was his second time driving Formula One machinery following a straight-line aerodynamic test for the team earlier in the year.
Chilton was later appointed Marussia F1's testing and reserve driver for the second half of the 2012 season, starting from the Japanese Grand Prix.
Chilton competed in the First Practice session at the2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November for Marussia F1.
In December 2012, Nikolai Fomenko, the engineering director of Marussia F1, announced that Chilton would race for the team full-time in 2013. The team confirmed the next day Chilton that would race. Chilton qualified 20th on his debut at the Australian GP.