Chilton will race for Marussia in Belgium after all

Max Chilton will take part in the Belgian Grand Prix despite the team issuing a statement on Thursday saying he would be replaced by Alexander Rossi.

The team blamed the swap on "contractual issues", believed to relate to late payments from Chilton's backers despite a statement to the contracy from the Briton's management stating he voluntarily gave up the seat.

However a deal was done overnight which will see Chilton back in the car for second practice onwards.

"The stewards have received a request from Marussia F1 Team to change the nominated driver Alexander Rossi (car #42) back to their previously nominated driver Max Chilton (car #4) for the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix.

"In accordance with Article 19 of the FIA Formula 1 sporting regulations the stewards grant permission for this driver change."