Adderly Fong has joined the Lotus Formula One team as a development driver for the 2015 season.
The 25-year-old from Hong Kong will undergo a driver development programme with the team, as well as contributing to simulator work aimed at improving the Mercedes-powered E23 car.
Fong will combine his duties with Lotus with racing in the GP3 series and in GT Asia.
"This is a great opportunity to further my racing career; I'll be able to learn how an F1 team operates during race weekends as an integral part of the team and these invaluable experiences are going to lay the foundations of my future development as an F1 driver," Fong said.
"I am happy but I am not going to get carried away, for this is only the first of many steps. I aim to become the first Chinese driver to compete in a Formula 1 Grand Prix which will assist to promote the sport in China and also in Hong Kong.
"There is great potential for me with Lotus F1 team so I can't wait to get underway in my new role."