Rio Haryanto hangs on to Manor F1 seat for German Grand Prix

Rio Haryanto will drive for the Manor Formula 1 team in this weekend's German Grand Prix after securing funds to see him through the weekend at Hockenheim

Rio Haryanto hangs on to Manor F1 seat for German Grand Prix

While Haryanto has a contract with the team through to the end of this season, there was only enough money in place for up to and including the last race in Hungary.

Haryanto's manager Piers Hunnisett has continued to work behind the scenes in the hope of securing the additional funding required to guarantee the seat for the remainder of the campaign.

Sources have now confirmed further investment has been provided that ensures the 23-year-old Indonesian will be in the cockpit for the race in Germany.

It is understood the summer break after the German GP will then allow Hunnisett to pursue the necessary backing required for Haryanto to complete his debut year.

It will also allow Manor to finalise a back-up plan should there be a problem.

Alexander Rossi, who drove for Manor in five races last season before switching to IndyCar this year, winning the Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Herta Autosport, is the team's reserve driver.

However, three of the final four races of the IndyCar season at Texas on August 27, Watkins Glen on September 4 and Sonoma on September 18 clash with F1 races in Belgium, Italy and Singapore.

Rossi would only be an option for the final six races of the F1 campaign from late September onwards, once the IndyCar season has finished.

Manor has development driver Jordan King on its books, but the Racing Engineering GP2 does not have a superlicence to compete in F1.

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