Oscar Piastri will represent Alpine at next week’s post-season young driver test in Abu Dhabi.
Formula 1’s young driver test is taking place alongside its 18-inch tyre test at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Teams must run a young driver, in the current specification cars, on one day of running while the 18-inch tyre test will take place across next Tuesday and Wednesday, with mule cars in operation.
Piastri will drive Alpine’s A521 while Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso will share tyre test duties in the team’s modified 2018-spec Renault R.S.18.
Piastri, who holds a near insurmountable 51.5-point advantage over Prema team-mate Robert Shwartzman in the Formula 2 championship, will spend 2022 as Alpine’s reserve driver.
The Australian has also had several private test days in old-spec Renault machinery.
“I’m very excited to drive in the young driver test,” said Piastri.
“It’s almost like my first official day in my new job for next year when I become the team’s reserve driver.
“Any day in an F1 car is pretty special but to drive the current one with other drivers on track in a somewhat competitive environment is very cool.
“Thanks to the team for this opportunity, I’m certainly looking forward to it and working through a very full testing programme on the day.”
Piastri is the latest name confirmed for the rookie gathering.
Red Bull is set to run Juri Vips, with Liam Lawson at AlphaTauri, while Haas will hand track time to Piastri’s Ferrari-backed team-mate Shwartzman.
McLaren will field Pato O’Ward as a prize for the Mexican taking the squad’s first win in the IndyCar Series while Aston Martin’s AMR21 will be driven by its simulator driver Nick Yelloly.
Alfa Romeo is understood to be working on a deal for 2022 signing Guanyu Zhou to drive its C41.