King gets another FP1 run with Manor
18 November 2016 – Manor development driver Jordan King will make his second free practice appearance of 2016 at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the outfit has announced.
King, who sits fifth in the GP2 standings, made his Grand Prix weekend debut in the United States, following in-season runs at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and Silverstone.
King will thus split his time between categories on Friday, beginning with GP2 practice from 11:15 to 12:00 local time, before Formula 1's first practice session from 13:00 to 14:30.
Force India-bound Esteban Ocon will step aside for King.
"We're pleased to welcome Jordan back to the cockpit; we have a busy programme of testing items lined up for him again," commented Manor's Racing Director, Dave Ryan.
Manor has fielded Ocon, Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto this season, though is one of only two teams, along with Sauber, yet to announce its driver line-up for 2017.