Haryanto joins Addax for second GP2 season
18 December 2012 – Rio Haryanto will join Addax for the 2013 GP2 campaign, moving to the team from rivals Carlin. The Indonesian, who was a GP3 race winner before joining the series, is looking to build on the nine points finishes he achieved during his maiden campaign.
Addax, which dropped to eighth in the standings after three impressive seasons (including the teams' title in 2011), is targeting a return to consistent race-winning form in 2013, with team boss Alejandro Agag confident in Haryanto's abilities.
"Rio has both the motivation and experience necessary and what’s more the desire to improve and triumph, which fits in perfectly with our philosophy. I would like to welcome him to the team and at the same time assure him that the team will do whatever is necessary to fulfill the goals we have set for this coming season."
Haryanto's 2012 GP2 team-mate, 21-year-old Max Chilton, was announced as one of the Marussia F1 Team's race drivers for the 2013 season on Monday morning. Both men tested for the outfit during this year's Young Driver test at Silverstone.