Five-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Emanuele Pirro will be the drivers' representative on the stewards' panel at this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The 48-year-old Italian contested 37 Formula 1 races earlier in his career, replacing Johnny Herbert at Benetton in mid-1989 and then racing for Scuderia Italia in 1990 and '91. A fifth place for Benetton in the sodden 1989 Australian GP was his best result.
He then spent several years in touring cars, building a relationship with Audi that included two Italian titles and one German championship victory, before he moved to the firm's sports car arm, where he would notch up his five Le Mans wins and two American Le Mans Series titles.
Pirro left the Audi fold at the end of 2008 but returned to top-level LMP1 racing with the Drayson team at Le Mans and in the ALMS this year. His Abu Dhabi appearance marks his first experience of the F1 steward role.