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.