Jordan King will assume a role of development driver for the Manor F1 team alongside his commitments in the GP2 Series.

The Englishman, whose father Justin King is involved in the revival of the Manor F1 outfit, was announced ahead of Manor's return to F1 competition at the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.

The team, which missed the final three races of the 2014 F1 championship after slipping into administration, has been saved by a series of investors, including Justin King, who has been appointed interim team chairman.

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His son, meanwhile, steps up to the GP2 Series from the European F3 Championship with Racing Engineering, though it isn't clear whether the development role will include reserve driver status.

As well as King's acquisition, Manor has confirmed Roberto Merhi will drive alongside Will Stevens at Albert Park.