Four times world champion Alain Prost will be the drivers' representative on the stewards' panel at the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend.
A former Formula 1 driver will join the stewards at every race this year as part of the FIA's efforts to ensure transparency and complete fairness in all decisions.
Prost contested 199 grands prix between 1980 and 1993, winning championships with McLaren in 1985, 1986 and 1989, and Williams in 1993.
He subsequently returned to the sport to run his own Prost Grand Prix team after taking over Ligier in 1997, although the squad folded due to a lack of sponsorship before the start of the 2002 season.
The 55-year-old Frenchman has since raced in the Andros Trophy ice racing series, where he is now a double champion.