The secret of the second manor pilot for the upcoming Formula One season seems to be solved. It is said that the Indonesian Rio Haryanto will be the teammate of Pascal Wehrlein.
The 23-year-old should earn the award with sponsorship money of around 13 million euros”. According to the Telegraph, the payment will be taken over by the Indonesian state oil company. Haryanto is to be officially introduced by the Manor team in the coming days.
In return for the British Will Stevens, who drove 2014 for Catherham and last year for Marussia and contested all 18 races in the royal class. Stevens bought into Manor with around 7,5 million euros last season and is said to be simply and impressively unable to go along with the Indonesian offer.
Haryanto started in the GP3 series in the 2010 and 2011 years and then switched to the GP2. After three moderately successful years, the 23-year-old made the breakthrough in the last season. The Indonesian won three races and stood on the podium two more times. With 138 points he won fourth place in the driver’s rating at the end of the year.