Former Force India driver Paul di Resta has been announced as the Williams F1 team’s reserve driver for the 2016 season.
The Scottish racer competed for Force India in F1 between 2010 and 2013, before the team changed its driver line-up to Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.
Having won the DTM championship title in 2010, di Resta returned to the German touring car series in 2014 with Mercedes, finishing 14th overall. He improved to eighth in the standings last year.
"I am delighted to be joining Williams as reserve driver and look forward to the 2016 season," he said.
"It will be a busy year combining both driving in DTM with Mercedes AMG, and attending the Formula 1 Grands Prix in my new reserve driver role.
"I will be giving my full support to both and look forward to the exciting possibilities the year has ahead. I would like to thank Claire and Williams for the opportunity to be part of the team.”
Deputy team principal Claire Williams added: "We are delighted to welcome someone with Paul’s experience to the team. Having competed in 58 Formula 1 races throughout his career Paul’s racing knowledge will be invaluable.
"We are also confident that given his recent Formula 1 and current DTM experience Paul will be able to confidently step into the FW38 and assist with our 2016 campaign."