Manor Racing has confirmed Jordan King will remain its development driver for the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship.
Son of Manor co-owner Justin King, Jordan joined the team in a development role at the start of the 2015 season, though he didn't get an opportunity to drive the MR04b until the season-closing Abu Dhabi tyre test.
For 2016, King will retain his role alongside his racing commitments in the GP2 Series, where he is competing with the Racing Engineering team.
“Spending time trackside with the team last year was really important for me and for where I want to get to,” he said. “I saw all the processes and techniques that go into running an F1 team, plus I got a good grasp of how the tyres work as well as the data.
“So when I got the chance to drive the MR03B in the Abu Dhabi test, it felt like I'd had a massive head-start and I was really confident. I racked up 300km in that test and loved every second in the car.
“But what I want to do now is race one and I'm flat out working to achieve that. Continuing in the Development Driver role with Manor Racing is key to that progression and I'm excited to be working with Dave Ryan, Pascal and Rio for the first time, as well as the guys I'm more familiar with.”