Canadian will be reserve driver for in 2019.

The 23-year-old, a race-winner in Formula 2, moves from , where he was development driver and took part in some practice sessions in 2018.

At , Latifi will do six practice sessions, two in-season test days, one day of pre-season testing and two tyre tests.

He said it was “a fantastic opportunity to continue my development”.

Traditionally, a reserve driver would step in as a replacement at a grand prix weekend if a race driver was incapacitated, but in this case Latifi could not do that as he does not yet have an F1 ‘super-licence’.

Latifi’s father Michael is a businessman who earlier this year became a 10% shareholder in the McLaren Group.