Rio and his car
Dukung Rio Haryanto !!!!
Rio Haryanto at GP3 Istanbul - Race 2, 30 May 2009
It was his first winning at the GP3 Series. Such victory was not at all expected by the GP3 team.
The Indonesian flag used on the podium was actually the Poland flag that was turned upside down.
Indonesia Raya, the Indonesian anthem, was played half an hour late because the GP3 team had to search for it from Youtube.
Rio Haryanto at Bukan Empat Mata, Trans7
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Race 1 GP3 Nurburgring Press Conference (Rio Haryanto Session)
- GP3 Series: Rio congratulations on a great win, but it didn't look like you could rely on anything for the last couple of laps. Talk us through it.
- Rio Haryanto: Yes, when we were on the grid at the start we were asking the team whether it is going to be wet or dry, and in the end the team decided we should stay on dry tyres because it was just light showers so we just crossed our fingers. At the start of the race it was light showers so it didn't affect my car, but for the last five laps the rain came down again properly and Williamson and I were struggling Â to get any grip. But the last three or four laps I could get better traction over him and managed to pass him. I]m very, very happy with the result because a win in such difficult conditions is special.
- GP3 Series: how do you hang on in those conditions? You've run a race and your tyres are pretyy much gone, plus, they are not made to run in that weather. What do you do?
- Rio Haryanto: I just tried to drive as smoothly as possible and find the driest lines on track. We were just trying to be gentle and not make any mistakes. It's so easy to run off the track and miss your breaking point or to lock up your wheels. But in the end I managed to hold on.
- GP3 Series: It's hard to ask the question because of the conditions, but how were the tyres?
- Rio Haryanto: Well it was just so slippery. I was sliding everywhere, and in those conditions it's just up to the driver to do the job and try to find grip and traction.
- GP3 Series: We saw on the podium that it was a very emotional moment for you, but what does it mean to you?
- Rio Haryanto: It's such a special moment and I'm honestly just a bit speechless. I'm from Indonesia and there are not many racing drivers so to win in these conditions, it's such a special day.