When Chilton crossed the line in the Brazilian Grand Prix he became the first driver in the sport's 63-year history to see the chequered flag in every single race of his rookie campaign.
It is credit to not only the 22-year-old from Reigate for staying out of trouble throughout the 19 grands prix, but also to the team for building a reliable car.
Chilton, however, has revealed there was a moment of consternation in the closing stages of the race at Interlagos.
"I had a vibration with 10 laps to go which got quite bad," said Chilton, speaking to Press Association Sport.
"Luckily the team made the call with three laps remaining to pit me. If you saw the tyre afterwards it wasn't in a great state.
"So it's a great record to have, and credit to the team. I couldn't have done it without the car wanting to come home, and it did every race, so I'm really happy. It's an incredibly proud moment.
"For myself, as the driver, you have to put the car in the best place at the start to ensure you don't get hit.
"You still have to take risks - and some take too much risk - but it has been one of my strong points over the last two or three years that I have always been quite good at finishing."
Chilton would like to think on the back of such a positive end to his debut season, in which Marussia also secured the lucrative 10th place in the constructors' championship, he will be given another year.
"There's no word yet, but something will come soon I'm sure," added Chilton.
Asked whether he was confident, Chilton added: "I'd like to think so.
"This race will have helped matters, showing that I'm the only rookie to have finished every race, and when you think how many there have been over the years.
"That's good to have because you have to bring the car home, and when I was asked to show my pace I did that, so hopefully I'll get a seat for next year."
Sporting director Graeme Lowdon has dropped a broad hint the team are unlikely to change their line-up for 2014, with Jules Bianchi already confirmed.
"A driver can get himself into trouble in races, but Max has shown he can race fairly and bring the car home, and that's real credit to him," Lowdon told Press Association Sport.
"It's not my place to comment on next year's driver line-up, but the one thing I would say is continuity is an important thing.
"Considering this has been the rookie year for both drivers, they've both done a really good job.
"They've taken everything in their stride, got on with it, and they've been a pleasure to work with as well. The team spirit has been exceptional.
"Everyone has done a really good job this year, and we're all looking forward to next year."