Robert Kubica will contest three practice sessions with Williams this season as part of his reserve driver role.
The Polish driver, who lost the race-seat to Sergey Sirotkin, will drive in Spain, Austria and Abu Dhabi.
However, that won’t be his only opportunity to drive the FW41 with the former Renault man also in action during pre-season testing and the in-season outings.
“I will do three FP1s,” he said at the launch of Williams’ 2018 car.
“I will start in Barcelona, then I think Austria and then another one [Abu Dhabi].
“I will do some pre-season testing and in-season testing.
“It was important to have the chance to drive. Currently the regulations are such that driving is limited.
“The simulator plays an important role, as I am part of this project it is important to build up a link between this tool and the real world.”