Rio Haryanto will become Indonesia’s first Formula One driver after signing a deal with Manor Racing. The 23-year-old will make his F1 debut at the Australian Grand Prix on 20 March after testing in Barcelona next week.
Haryanto replaced the Briton Will Stevens, who failed to score a point in 18 starts last year. Haryanto will join the German rookie Pascal Wehrlein, a former Mercedes reserve driver, at Manor.
Haryanto has F1 experience, having tested for Virgin Racing at the end of 2010, and then for same team, by then renamed Marussia, in 2012 and 2015. He also has a prior relationship with Manor, having first driven for them in GP3 in 2010. Rio has been racing since he first got into a kart at six years old. He is tenacious on and off the track and made a big impression on last year’s GP2 battle.
Some important 2016 F1 DRIVER LINE-UP are as follow :
Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg
Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen
Red Bull-TAG (Renault): Daniil Kvyat, Daniel Ricciardo
Renault: Kevin Magnussen, Jolyon Palmer
Extra Info :
President of Indonesia : Joko Widodo
Currency: Indonesian rupiah
So lets discuss some questions related to this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Who has become 1st Formula1 driver of Indonesia ?
2. Rio Haryanto is associated with which sports ?
3. Haryanto belongs from which country ?
courtesy – The Guardians