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Stevens to lose 2016 seat?

Will Stevens looks set to lose his Formula One seat with Manor, with the drive instead going to Rio Haryanto.

The 24-year-old Briton made his Formula One debut for Caterham at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix before sealing a permanent drive with Manor Marussia for 2015.

His best finish came at the 2015 British Grand Prix, when he managed to pilot his Manor Marussia to 13th place.

Overall it was thought that Stevens seat was pretty safe, he certainly had not done anything to warrant losing his drive, however Manor have instead opted for Rio Haryanto according to a report in the Telegraph.

The British newspaper reports that the 23-year-old Indonesian driver will bring 'at least £10 million in sponsorship in large part thanks to backing from the country’s state oil company.'

Haryanto has experience in both GP3 and GP2.

In GP3 he won three times in 32 races, whilst in GP2 he has also won three times from 92 rounds, finishing fourth in last seasons championship.

The change means a brand new line up for the newly powered Manor Mercedes team with Pascal Wehrlein also set to join the team for 2016.








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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 17 2016

Time: 11:00AM

 

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