Formula One team Manor has appointed Indonesia’s Rio Haryanto as one of its race drivers for the coming season.
The 23-year-old Haryanto will make history by becoming the first Indonesian to compete in F1 and joins Germany’s Pascal Wehrlein in an all-rookie line-up for the season that begins March 20 in Melbourne, Australia.
“Melbourne will be a huge moment for me, my country, supporters and fans and I want to thank everyone who’s been with me since I started in single-seaters,” Haryanto said in a team statement issued on Thursday.
“2016 is my chance to reward that faith and represent Asia in F1.”
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