Connect with us

2016 F1

Indonesia offers 2016 Manor F1 €15 million for Haryanto race seat

Published

on

Indonesia offers 2016 Manor F1 €15 million for Haryanto race seat

Indonesia offers 2016 Manor F1 €15 million for Haryanto race seat

The Indonesian Ministry for Youth and Sports division, has offered Manor F1 €15 million (£10.8m or $16.5) to race native speedy Rio Haryanto in 2016 Formula 1 championship.

The sources hints that, Haryanto, who finished fourth in GP2 in 2015, could drive in F1 2016 season for Manor Mercedes.

The Offer Letter

“Regarding to our discussions with Rio Haryanto and his management, we are pleased to confirm that the Ministry of Youth and Sport of The Republic of Indonesia will guarantee a payment of 15 (fifteen) Million Euro for Rio Haryanto to compete the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship with the Manor Formula 1 team.

The payments will be made in return for “branding space on the race cars and drivers’ race wear plus a host of promotional activities to promote Indonesia and associated companies”. said the letter from Youth and Sports minister Imam Nahrawi.

Other source Autoweek reported that — Despite a retooling of licensing rules in F1, Haryanto likely won’t be affected if Manor chooses to sign him. He obtained a Super License in 2012, and even though, by rule, it will expire after three years of inactivity, the driver did testing for Pirelli earlier this year in Abu Dhabi.

The new rules state that a driver can qualify for a Super License if he or she is “judged by the FIA to have recently and consistently demonstrated ability in single-seater formula cars.” Due to his experience in GP2 and in F1 testing, the FIA should grant him a Super License.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F11 hour ago

Berger tips Mick Schumacher for Ferrari seat

F1 legend Gerhard Berger thinks Michael Schumacher’s son is on the road to a career at Ferrari. Currently, rumours are...

2018 F12 hours ago

Vettel no fan of electric cars

Sebastian Vettel says he is no fan of the trend towards electrically powered cars. The new Formula E season has...

2018 F12 hours ago

Canada GP not in danger – promoter

The future of the Canadian grand prix is not in danger. That is the view of Montreal race promoter Francois...

2018 F13 hours ago

Team incidents hurt Ferrari in 2018 – boss

Maurizio Arrivabene thinks a series of incidents hurt Ferrari’s charge for the 2018 title. Some think the biggest problem with...

2018 F13 days ago

Ferrari to reveal 2019 car on February 15

Ferrari will reveal its 2019 challenger on February 15, team boss Maurizio Arrivabene said on Thursday. The Italian attended an...

2018 F14 days ago

F1 teams worried about Brexit crisis

F1 teams admit they are worried about the Brexit crisis that is occurring in Britain. After British people voted in...

2018 F14 days ago

‘I have mixed feelings’ about Kubica return – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel says he has “mixed feelings” about Robert Kubica’s return to formula one. Former grand prix winner Kubica, now...

2018 F14 days ago

Monza seeking EUR 100m for upgrade

Monza is looking for EUR 100 million to upgrade the Italian grand prix venue and secure a new grand prix...

2018 F15 days ago

Sirotkin to test DTM, Hartley to Porsche

Sergey Sirotkin could keep his motor racing career alive in the German touring car series DTM. SMP Racing, his Russian...

2018 F15 days ago

McLaren not ‘copying’ Red Bull car – Sainz

Carlos Sainz has played down claims McLaren is ‘copying’ Red Bull’s chassis concept for 2019. With Red Bull moving to...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media