Haryanto keeps Manor seat for German GP

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Rio Haryanto will keep his Formula 1 seat with Manor for this weekend’s German Grand Prix as talks to secure funding for the remainder of the 2016 season continue.

Haryanto joined Manor at the beginning of the year after four seasons in GP2, becoming Indonesia’s first F1 driver when he debuted in Australia.

However, Haryanto only had funding up to the last race in Hungary, leading to questions being raised about his place with Manor for this weekend’s race at Hockenheim.

“I intend to put all the speculation regarding my future to one side and concentrate on the racing here in Hockenheim,” Haryanto said in Manor’s race preview.

“We’re working as hard as possible on the future behind the scenes, but that’s where I want to keep that side of things for this weekend.”

Haryanto has been listed on the entry list by Manor and appeared in Thursday’s FIA press conference where he was asked about his future.

“I have a contract for one year. Of course there are certain obligations that we need to fulfil,” Haryanto said.

“My management are working very hard. I would like to say thanks to the team and the people in Indonesia who have been very supportive.

“Hopefully I can keep my seat for the rest of the season.”

The German Grand Prix is live on NBCSN and the NBC Sports App this weekend.