Haryanto paid $13,700 per racing lap during Manor F1 stint

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Rio Haryanto’s stint with Manor in Formula 1 cost his backers $13,700 per racing lap completed, according to a report from the Jakarta Post in Indonesia.

Haryanto made his F1 debut at the beginning of the season with Manor, supported by backing from Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina.

Haryanto only had enough backing to race until the Hungarian Grand Prix, and was kept on for the next race in Germany before his management worked over the summer to keep him in the car for the remainder of the season.

Earlier this week, Manor confirmed that Haryanto’s race contract had been terminated after he failed to meet his contractual obligations.

Esteban Ocon will make his grand prix debut in Belgium and see out the rest of the season in the seat, while Haryanto has accepted a reserve role with the team.

According to a report from the Jakarta Post, Haryanto’s backers paid Manor €7.5 million ($8.37 million) for his 12-race stint, falling short of the €15 million ($16.7 million) required for him to see out the season.

Haryanto completed 611 racing laps across the course of his stint with Manor, meaning that should the figures in the report stack up, each lap cost €12,274 – or $13,704.

Of the 611 laps, Haryanto spent seven running inside the top 10, with his most common position jointly being 19th and 20th, completing 109 laps in each of those places.

Three-time W Series champ Jamie Chadwick joining Andretti in Indy NXT Series for 2023

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Jamie Chadwick, the three-time W Series champion, will drive for Andretti Autosport in the Indy NXT Series next season.

Chadwick will make her debut in an American racing series in March, driving the No. 28 for Andretti Autosport with sponsorship from DHL. The 24-year-old will become the first female driver in 13 years to compete full time in the Indy NXT championship.

Chadwick joined the female free-to-enter W Series in its inaugural 2019 season, winning two races and the first of three consecutive championships. She has been a reserve driver for the Williams Formula One team and will continue in that role in 2023. She also has driven in the Extreme E Series.

Despite her success, Chadwick hasn’t landed a bigger ride in F3 or F2, and her break didn’t come until Michael Andretti contacted her and offered a test in an Indy NXT car.

The final three races of this year’s W Series schedule were canceled when funding fell through, but Chadwick still believes the all-female series was the right path for her.

“W Series has always been and will continue to be an opportunity to be racing for every female driver, so for my side, I looked at it while perhaps I would have liked to step up maybe earlier, at the same time being able to have that chance to race, get that experience, have that development, seat time… I was constantly learning,” Chadwick told The Associated Press.

“In that sense, I wasn’t frustrated at all. But on the flip side of it, now I’ve had that experience testing in the United States in Indy NXT and this is something I’m really excited about.”

Chadwick also is expected to have an enhanced role as a development driver next season with Williams, which chose American driver Logan Sargeant to fill its open seat on next year’s F1 grid.

“Andretti Autosport is proud to be supporting Jamie alongside DHL,” said Michael Andretti. “Jamie’s successful career speaks for itself, but Indy NXT gives Jamie the opportunity to continue her development in a new type of racing.

“We’ve turned out five Indy NXT champions over the years and look forward to continuing our role in developing new talent.”

Indy NXT is the new name of the rebranded Indy Lights Series, the final step on the ladder system before IndyCar.

Andretti will field two drivers next season in IndyCar that were developed in Indy NXT: Kyle Kirkwood, the 2021 champion, will return to Andretti after one season in IndyCar driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, and Devlin DeFrancesco is back for a second season.

Chadwick will be teammates in Indy NXT with Hunter McElrea and Louis Foster. She becomes Andretti’s second full-time female driver alongside Catie Munnings, who competes for Andretti United in the Extreme E Series.