Nicolas Prost will drive for Lotus at the upcoming Abu Dhabi 'Young Drivers' test

Nicolas Prost, son of four-time Formula 1 World Champion Alain Prost, has been offered a seat with Lotus at the ‘Young Drivers’ test session at Abu Dhabi in November.

The Frenchman – who races for the Lotus-sponsored Rebellion Racing Toyota team in the FIA World Endurance Championship – currently serves as one of the Lotus F1 team’s reserve drivers.

Prost's last open-wheeler outings came in 2009 with the A1GP Series. Since then, he's races almost exclusively in endurance racingTo prepare  for the outing, he will drive a 2010-spec Renault R30 at Spain’s Navarra circuit this weekend.

“This is a fantastic chance for me to gain experience at the highest level of motorsport, and I’m extremely grateful to the team for handing me this opportunity,” he is quoted as saying.

“I’ve been working with the team for a number of months already but this will be my first time driving the R30 in a competitive environment, so I’m aiming to make the most of my time on track while hopefully also providing the team with some useful feedback for the future.”

Prost’s last full-time open-wheeler outing came as a driver for Team France in the now-defunct A1GP Series in 2009.

Lotus will announce the remainder of its test line-up for the ‘Young Drivers’ test in the coming weeks.

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