GP2 driver Jordan King will make his second FP1 appearance for Manor during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.
King made his F1 practice debut at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas in October as part of his development role with Manor. At Yas Marina the Englishman will take the place of Esteban Ocon, who is moving to Force India for 2017.
In a statement to the media yesterday, Manor Team principal Dave Ryan said the following:-
‘We’re pleased to welcome Jordan back to the cockpit for his second planned FP1 session. He’ll be taking over Esteban’s car on Friday morning and we have a busy programme of testing items lined up for him again.’
With a 2017 race seat still vacant at Manor, King, the son of team chairman Justin King, has been linked to a 2017 drive. After his FP1 appearance he will make the switch back to his GP2 car for the final two rounds at Yas Marina. He currently sits fifth in the championship.