He is the younger brother of Tom Chilton, who is also racing driver.
Chilton began his motorsport career in karting in 2001, the position he held until 2006. Parallel drove Chilton 2005 and 2006 in the T Cars championship, a racing series for drivers between 14 and 17 years. After eighth place in the first season, he won the 2006 runner-up title. 2007 Chilton moved to Arena International Motorsport in the British Formula 3 Championship. Since he was not yet 16 years old at the first race of the season, he was only at the second race weekend in the series aboard. He also began, as so far the youngest driver of the championship, the 1000- km race at Silverstone Le Mans Series. He and his brother Tom finished the race in fifth place of the LMP1 category for Arena International Motorsport. 2008 Chilton remained in the British Formula 3 Championship and joined Hitech Racing. With a second place as best result he finished at the end of the season tenth overall. 2009 denied the now 18 -year-old racing driver his third season in the British Formula 3 Championship and went for Carlin Motorsport at the start. While his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo won the championship, Chilton finished with two wins fourth overall. He also participated as a substitute driver in Formula Renault 3.5 part in the race at the Circuit de Monaco.
For the 2009/2010 GP2 Asia Series season Chilton was committed by the Barwa Addax Team. Since Barwa Addax Giedo van der Garde wanted to use the second race weekend, he competed in this race for Ocean Racing Technology. At the end of the season, he finished 18th overall. For Ocean Racing Technology in 2010, he went in the main GP2 series at the start. With a fifth place as best result, he finished 25th overall. 2011 Chilton returned to Carlin, and stood in for the team in the GP2 Asia and GP2 Series. In the GP2 Asia Series he was 22 in the overall standings. In the GP2 Series, he finished with two sixth places for the best results the 20th place in the drivers' standings. After the season, he took part for the Carlin GP2 Final in 2011 and was 23 Moreover, Chilton made during test drives for Force India its first experience in Formula 1 car. 2012 Chilton remained at Carlin in the GP2 series. Already in the season opener, he scored his first GP2 podium placement with a third place. During the sprint race in Monte Carlo he managed a second place. Finally, at the Hungaroring, he scored his first GP2 victory in the feature race. Another win was Chilton in the feature race in Singapore. He finished the season with 169 points in fourth place overall and sat down internally so clearly with team-mate Rio Haryanto, who had retracted 38 points through. In addition, Chilton graduated this year Formula 1 test driving for Marussia. Following the GP2 season Chilton was also taken as the Formula 1 reserve driver of Marussia under contract.
For Season 2013 Chilton moved to the Formula 1 Marussia. Making its debut in Australia, he was 17 His best result was a 14th place in the Grand Prix of Monaco. Chilton reached in all 19 races of his debut season in the goal, setting a new record. He finished the season in 23rd place overall. Internal team was defeated Jules Bianchi, who was 19, and both the Qualfying, as well as the racing duel clearly decided for themselves. 2014 Chilton remained at Marussia. After the third race, he finished 18th overall.
Chilton's father Grahame Chilton is the deputy chairman of the U.S. company Aon Corporation. The company acts as sponsor of Max Chilton.
Chilton is dyslexic.
With the introduction of permanent Formula 1 race numbers 2014 Chilton chose the # 4 for his future career.
- 2001-2006: Karting
- 2005: Cars ( 8th place)
- 2006: Cars ( 2nd place)
- 2007: British Formula 3 ( 18th place)
- 2007: Le Mans Series, LMP1 ( No. 21 )
- 2008: British Formula 3 ( 10th place )
- 2009: British Formula 3 (4th place )
- 2009: Formula Renault 3.5 (ranked 40)
- 2010: GP2 Asia Series (No. 18)
- 2010: GP2 Series (No. 25)
- 2011: GP2 Asia Series (No. 22)
- 2011: GP2 Series (No. 20)
- 2012: GP2 Series (4th place )
- 2012: Formula 1 ( test driver )
- 2013: Formula 1 ( No. 23 )
- 2014: Formula 1
Individual results in the GP2 Series
Statistics in Formula 1
Status: Bahrain Grand Prix, April 6, 2014