Ma Qing Hua will return to Formula 1 action on Friday when he takes part in first practice for the Chinese Grand Prix with Caterham.
It will be the fifth practice outing for the Chinese driver, who had already driven for the HRT team in Italy, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and the U.S. last year, but his debut in the Caterham F1 car.
Ma will become the first Chinese driver to take part in his home grand prix weekend when he replaces Charles Pic for the session. The 25-year-old is currently competing with Caterham in GP2. He finished in 21st position in the opening race of the season in Malaysia before withdrawing from the event due to illness.
Caterham's American protege Alexander Rossi is expected to be be in Friday action for the team in Bahrain next weekend.