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Haryanto unhappy Manor contract not yet sorted

Rio Haryanto says he's disappointed his contract situation has been dragged out as he looks for funding to hold on to his Manor race seat.
Rio Haryanto says he's disappointed his contract situation has been dragged out into the summer break as he looks to secure sufficient funding to hold on to his Manor race seat for the remainder of 2016.

At the start of the year the Indonesian driver had signed a full one-year contract to drive for Manor but his funding programme expired after the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Under assurances from Haryanto's management Manor gave him dispensation to race at the German Grand Prix a week later but his future in F1 after the summer shutdown is yet to be confirmed.

Haryanto says his management team is working tirelessly to secure additional funding for the remainder of the campaign but he feels frustrated with the lack of progress.

“I am a bit disappointed because it is not easy to still have doubt over what will happen in the future,” Haryanto said. “Sometimes you are not always going to have good days and sometimes you have bad days, it is what it is. I believe in my management they are working very hard to secure the seat for me for the whole season.

“My aim was to always finish the whole season and given the support of the fans at home in Indonesia they are have helped me a lot but when it comes to financial I don't think they could have done much there. I will be disappointed if I can't come back.”
by Haydn Cobb

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August 05, 2016 2:41 PM

@bluefresh on behalf of Indonesian people ? Are you serious ? We don't need someone like you here. Rio's family through Kiky Sport gave 3 miliions euro to Manor from their own pocket. What did you do to your country ? To become a F1 driver you don't need only a lot of money but also talent. I agree Rio might not as good as Hamilton or Vettel. But this time he is the only full time asian driver in this sport. Even china & India do not have F1 driver today. They have money and have more than 2 billions of people. even India has an F1 team. It is very very difficult to have one driver here. They are risking their live. Remember senna and bianchi. We must RESPECT them.

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