Adderly Fong has been named as the latest addition to Lotus F1's Development Driver roster for 2015, joining Carmen Jorda in the role.

Having competed in single-seaters and sportscars in recent years - including F3, GP3 and the Le Mans 24 Hours -, Hong Kong racer Fong will join the team to contribute to its simulator work to 'enhance and improve the E23 Hybrid'.

Joining Jorda in the role after she was announced in February, Fong will combine his duties at Lotus with a full-time racing campaign in the GP3 Series and GT Asia competition.

"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," said Fong, who will compete with Koiranen GP in GP3 this year.

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"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."

Lotus F1 CEO Matthew Carter is confident Fong - who participated in an FP1 session with Sauber at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - will be an asset to the team.

"It's great to have Adderly join the team. We have an aggressive development programme with the E23 so he will be able to both learn from our engineers and race drivers as well as contribute to our car through the course of the season.

"We have a very strong driver line-up which Adderly will join so he has a great opportunity to learn ahead of him. We are committed to moving back up the competitive order and Adderly's work behind the scenes will be invaluable in assisting us to achieve this."