FIA European Formula 3 championship leader Esteban Ocon is to make his race d?but at the Formula Renault 3.5 round in Hungary for Comtec Racing.

The 17-year-old will partner Cameron Twynham who made his first appearance for the team in Belgium two months ago. This is the first weekend two drivers have competed for the struggling British outfit at the same weekend. The pairing of Twynham and Ocon is expected to remain for the penultimate round at Paul Ricard.

The Frenchman is the third Lotus junior to join the grid, driving alongside both Marco Sorensen and Marlon Stockinger this weekend. All three are supported in their careers by Gravity Sport Management who spoke of their latest signing, noting his impressive 2014 form.

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"There is no other goal than getting experience of a bigger car to prepare for the future," explained Gravity's Gwenael Lagrue. "All I can tell you is that the next step for him will be in a bigger car than an F3 one!"

Ocon enjoyed a good run during FR3.5 post-season testing, finishing third fastest behind Raffaele Marciello and Sergey Sirotkin. A strong showing this weekend could ensure the Frenchman steps up to either GP2 or FR3.5 next year.