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SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

Haryanto in talks for 2017 return?

Rio Haryanto could be on the way back into F1 for 2017.

Haryanto lost his race seat at Manor to the Mercedes and Renault-backed Esteban Ocon in August, after his state-linked Indonesian funding dried up.

But Haryanto's mother, Indah Pennywati, has told the Antara news agency: "Yes, we are in talks with new teams to see if Rio can join them next season."

She admitted three teams had expressed interest but insisted: "I can't mention the teams."

(GMM)