Aug.2 (GMM) Rio Haryanto says his management will not be resting during F1’s summer break.
At present, the Indonesian may not return to the cockpit of his Manor at Spa later this month, after his government-linked backing ran dry.
“The summer holiday is the right time to take a rest, but I won’t be able to relax as my team is working hard to ensure my participation in the second half of the season,” Haryanto told the Jakarta Globe.
Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo newspaper reports that McLaren has decided against paying for its protege Stoffel Vandoorne to step into Haryanto’s cockpit.
France’s L’Equipe and other international publications say it is much more likely that Esteban Ocon, the Mercedes-backed French youngster currently on loan to Renault, is a much more likely candidate.
15/08/2016 Sponsor to leave Manor livery from Spa Aug.15 (GMM) A prominent sponsor will be missing from the livery of Manor's 2016 car once the summer break ends at Spa next weekend.
Even though Rio Haryanto's funding had dried up […]
10/08/2016 Ocon replaces Haryanto at Manor – confirmed Aug.10 (GMM) Reports that Esteban Ocon will replace Rio Haryanto at Manor were confirmed on Wednesday morning.
France's Auto Hebdo had reported that the 19-year-old, Mercedes-backed […]
10/08/2016 Ocon poised to replace Haryanto – report Aug.10 (GMM) Esteban Ocon appears set to emerge from the summer break as F1's newest teenage rookie.
Auto Hebdo, a French magazine, claims the Mercedes-backed 19-year-old has got the […]
12/08/2016 Haryanto hopes for F1 race seat return Aug.12 (GMM) Rio Haryanto says he hopes to return to a race seat in formula one.
After failing to come up with EUR 7 million to finance the second half of his maiden F1 campaign, Manor […]
15/08/2016 No new reserve driver for Renault Aug.15 (GMM) Renault says it will not appoint an official replacement for reserve driver Esteban Ocon.
Ocon has been called up to make his F1 race debut from the forthcoming Belgian […]
03/08/2016 Wolff urges Renault to sign Ocon Aug.3 (GMM) Esteban Ocon looks set to be the next teenage charger to make his mark in formula one.
Backed by Mercedes, the Frenchman is on loan to Renault this year as reserve and […]
22/08/2016 Teen Ocon can handle F1 pressure – Lagrue Aug.22 (GMM) The head of Mercedes' driver development programme insists Esteban Ocon is ready for F1.
The 19-year-old Frenchman is set to make his grand prix debut this weekend at Spa, […]
15/02/2016 Combining F1 with DTM to be ‘hard’ – Ocon Feb.15 (GMM) Esteban Ocon has moved into pole position for a future in formula one. As reigning GP3 champion, the highly rated French teenager will be loaned by Mercedes to be third […]
08/09/2016 Ocon seems destined for Renault seat Sep.8 (GMM) Esteban Ocon's future at Renault appears all but guaranteed.
The French works team has reportedly told Kevin Magnussen that a decision about the 2017 driver lineup is now […]
19/08/2016 Ocon eyes debut and Renault, Mercedes future Aug.19 (GMM) Esteban Ocon has not denied that his forthcoming nine-race stint at Manor is effectively an audition for a Renault race seat for 2017.
"No idea," the French teen, who is […]