F1 Monaco: Jules Bianchi scores Marussia’s first points

From press release

Frenchman Jules Bianchi scored Marussia’s first points during this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

The 24-year-old from Nice started the race in 21st position after a gearbox penalty dropped him to the back of the grid. He made a very good start, gaining five places to be 16th by the end of the first lap.

Shortly after the start, Bianchi and his teammate Max Chilton were handed a five-second penalties, having been out of position on the grid. Bianchi served his penalty during his his first and only pit stop, on lap 29.

He continued to make progress through the race, eventually finishing 8th.

Marussia F1 Team, Jules Bianchi, Monaco Grand Prix

Photo: Marussia

Having served his penalty under the safety car, Bianchi was also handed another five-second penalty after the race, which relegated him to 9th.

“Wow. What a race and what a result for the whole team”, said Bianchi. “I am just incredibly happy, but first of all I have to pay credit to everyone at the Marussia F1 Team for making this possible.

“Nobody knows just how much work and determination goes into our races, so today I am thrilled that I have helped them to achieve their long-held target of our first (two) points.”

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