Formula 1GP3 Series

Haryanto Earns F1 Test With Virgin Racing

1 Mins read

GP3 Series racer Rio Haryanto has been awarded an F1 test by Virgin Racing for his performances in the series.

Virgin Racing was born out of successful single-seater team Manor, who have been running in the new GP3 Series this year in a Virgin-style livery. The Formula 1 team also promised a test in one of their cars for the Manor driver who finished highest in the GP3 standings.

17-year-old Indonesian Haryanto is currently fifth in the standings ahead of the final race of the season. His nearest teammate is Briton James Jakes, who sits ninth and can now not catch Haryanto. The current testing restrictions mean that Haryanto will most likely get his chance to drive the VR-01 during the rookie test in Abu Dhabi in November.

Haryanto won the Formula BMW Pacific title in 2009, winning 11 of the 15 rounds. He has won once in GP3 this year, in Istanbul.

Related posts
Formula 1

Romain Grosjean Has Been Released From Hospital

1 Mins read
Romain Grosjean finally gets to go home after his horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix
Formula 1

Mick Schumacher To Join Haas F1 Team

1 Mins read
Haas F1 Team completes its driver line up for 2021, with Mick Schumacher as their newest addition.
Formula 1

Jack Aitken To Cover For George Russell

2 Mins read
Jack Aitken gets his time to shine in a Formula 1 car when he covers for George Russell at the Sakhir Grand Prix.

Leave a Reply