Charles Pic has admitted being dropped by Caterham ahead of the 2014 season was "a surprise".
In the wake of the blow, the Frenchman will try to put his race aspirations back on track for 2015 by testing this year for the Lotus team.
"I'll have days of private testing as well as free practice sessions," he told the French-language F1i.
"All I can say is it will be a good number of Fridays and the right number of test days. I'll let the team say more but I think it is a very good programme for me."
Pic, 24, admitted it was a challenge to put the Lotus programme together after being told his services were no longer required at Caterham.
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