Monaco points cost Marussia £2,000

Marussia sporting director Graeme Lowdon has hailed the team’s progress especially in light of their very limited budget.

On Sunday, Jules Bianchi scored the team’s maiden World Championship points when he brought his car home in ninth place in Monaco.

Overcoming a gearbox grid drop and two five-second stop-go penalties during the 78-lap grand prix, the Frenchman finally put Marussia on the board.

Lowdon said: “It’s progress, which is really the important thing. We’ve shown we can move forward.

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