Manor Racing Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief A return to Manor was in the mix for Rio Haryanto, but recent events have put a major hit on a chance for a race seat for the 2017 Formula 1 season. The 23-year-old Indonesian’s main backer Pertamina, a state-owned oil and natural gas corporation, has decided to pull its sponsorship, leaving the country’s first F1 competitor without substantial funding for next season. “This year there will not be a continuation of participation by Pertamina in F1,” spokeswoman Wianda Pusponegoro said in a statement. “Of courseRead More

Posted On February 23, 2016By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Rossi officially makes IndyCar switch

by Josh Farmer, IndyCar reporter Alexander Rossi has been officially confirmed as the driver of the #98 Andretti Autosport Honda for the upcoming 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Rossi will get his first laps in an IndyCar during a rookie test next Tuesday at the Sebring International Raceway, rather than this weekend’s series test at the Phoenix International Raceway. “I’m very much looking forward to making my IndyCar Series debut this season and am proud to be racing with a team of such high caliber and pedigree as that of Andretti Autosport,” saidRead More
By Josh Farmer, Journalist First reported Robin Miller of RACER, Alexander Rossi is en route to Andretti Autosport’s shop in Indianapolis for a seat fitting in preparation for next week’s test at Phoenix International Raceway. Rossi was one of the drivers rumored to be in the fold to drive the #98 car formerly operated by Bryan Herta Autosport and now operated by Andretti Autosport. Earlier today, Manor F1 reported that Rossi would not be retained for a race seat at the team after Rossi drove for the team in the final fiveRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief After several weeks of speculation, Manor Racing confirmed the signing of Rio Haryanto for its second seat on Thursday. The Banbury-based outfit recently confirmed reigning DTM champion Pascal Wehrlein last week and now has secured a second driver in as many weeks. The signing also means that Manor will field two rookies this year. A native from Indonesia, Haryanto’s chance for the Manor seat increased with necessary funding provided from his government. Haryanto, 23, will be on hand for pre-season testing at Barcelona in Spain nextRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Pascal Wehrlein has signed a deal to race with Manor Racing for the 2016 Formula One season. The Mercedes-backed driver won the DTM title last season and also spent time as a test driver for Mercedes, benefiting from six days of testing between the works team and Force India. Wehrlein, 21, impressed in testing and throughout his DTM campaign, becoming the youngest champion in its history. The early success and poise the German has displayed thus far made a move to F1 just seem like a matterRead More