Stefano Coletti will test for Scuderia Toro Rosso at Formula 1's young driver test at Yas Marina later this month.
The 22-year-old Monaco resident won twice in GP2 for Trident this year, but had his season ended early after a big crash at Spa that left him with fractured vertebrae. However, he recovered sufficiently to take part in the recent Barcelona GP2 test and will now drive the STR6 at Yas Marina in the days following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
"I'm happy to finally announce that I'll be testing with Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi," he posted on Twitter. "I'm on my way to the Toro Rosso headquarters. Going to make my seat and meet all the guys."
After finishing fourth in the GP2 Asia Series, Coletti added 11th spot in the main series this year. Prior to that he was a race-winner in Formula BMW, Formula Renault and the F3 Euro Series, and also competed in GP3 last year.