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Jakarta Post

Rio grasps at German GP, puts aside speculations

  • Niken Prathivi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 29 2016   /  07:40 am

Rio Haryanto - Courtesy of Manor RacingIndonesia’s surviving rookie Rio Haryanto still has a shot in the Formula One by racing this weekend’s German Grand Prix at the historic and unique Hockenheimring circuit.

He prefers to seize the moment by concentrating on the race, and leaving everything else on the sidelines.

“It’s a big weekend for the sport, returning to Germany — the home race of our power train [Mercedes-Benz] partner — and also the final race before the summer break, so I intend to put all the speculation regarding my future to one side and concentrate on the racing here in Hockenheim,” Rio said in a statement.

Speculation on whether Rio will stay in the F1 has been strong over the past week, suggesting that the 23-year-old driver would end his F1 journey after the 11th series race last week — the Hungarian GP — for failing to deliver a ...