Manor has confirmed Fabio Leimer will get his first run in its car during first free practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Leimer, who won the 2013 GP2 Series, was announced as Manor's official reserve driver in June, with the team stating it would be giving him a handful of free practice outings over the remainder of the 2015 season.

Ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, Manor has now revealed the Swiss driver will be in the MR03B during FP1 at the Hungaroring.

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"On this most difficult of weekends for the team, I am very appreciative of their decision to continue with my planned FP1 session," he said. I'm looking forward to the opportunity and I hope I can make a positive contribution to the engineering programme for the weekend."

After his GP2 success, Leimer spent a season in the World Endurance Championship with Rebellion Racing, but has spent much of 2015 on the sidelines after a planned Super Formula drive fell through.