Formula 2 runner-up Jolyon Palmer will take part in next week's GP2 tests in Abu Dhabi, and says the alternative Formula 1 feeder series is where he feels he needs to be in 2011.
Palmer, who narrowly missed out on the F2 title this year in his second season in the series, will test for iSport next Tuesday and Wednesday, before switching to Addax when testing resumes on Saturday 27 November and then driving for ART on the final Sunday of the test.
"After finishing second in F2 this season, GP2 is the logical next step," said Palmer, "I would love to be racing there in 2011 and would hope I could do a good job.
"However GP2 is clearly hugely competitive and it is important for me to take advantage of every bit of test time prior to the start of the 2011 season to begin learning.
"We wanted to have the best possible opportunity for me to try and prove my potential and teams to evaluate my ability. I am delighted that leading GP2 teams iSport, Addax and ART have all been sufficiently impressed with my F2 performance to give me the opportunity to join them, which I really appreciate."