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F1: Max Chilton to contest Belgian Grand Prix after all

In a most bizarre turnover, Max Chilton will race in the Belgian Grand Prix for Marussia after all.

The contractual dispute between Chilton and Marussia has apparently been resolved.

The dispute led Marussia to announce that American Alexander Rossi was to race in Belgium in place of Chilton.

Chilton’s management team claimed their driver had ‘volunteered’ to stand aside for the weekend so the Banbury outfit could ‘attract much needed funds by selling his seat’.

However, following apparent overnight talks between Marussia and Chilton’s backers to resolve the apparent financial dispute, it was confirmed during the course of Rossi’s time in the car during Free Practice 1 that Chilton would be back in the MR03 from Friday’s second practice session onwards after all.