FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Manor announces Haryanto deal
Manor on Thursday confirmed reports Indonesian rookie Rio Haryanto will complete the team's 2016 driver lineup.
We reported earlier that the deal, following a EUR 5 million downpayment made by his government-owned sponsor Pertamina, would be announced during a press conference in Jakarta.
"Rio's huge following in Indonesia is great for the team and for F1," said team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick. "They are keen to see him on the grid and we're confident that we'll see him enjoying some exciting battles in the year ahead."