Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin will visit the Sauber factory next week as he gears up for a future with the Formula One team.
Although the 17-year-old is currently contesting the Formula Renault 3.5 series, he is expected to move up to the premier class next season as part of a deal with Sauber's new Russian sponsors.
At this point in time, though, Sirotkin has yet to even put in a lap in a Formula One car.
And while that's not expected to happen any time this season, he will at least meet the team when he visit the Hinwil factory next week.
"During the visit scheduled for August 20-22, Sergey will get acquainted with the team's personnel, its technical equipment and F1 car," read a statement from his management.
Sirotkin's visit to the factory comes in the wake of Sauber refuting claims that the Russian sponsorship deal is in jeopardy.