Last time out in Canada, Robert Kubica stepped aside for the Montreal-born driver for the opening practice session of the weekend, in which he completed 33 laps.
"I’m excited to continue my FP1 programme with the team in France coming off a successful weekend in Canada," Latifi said. "Montreal had a lot of positives and I’m looking to build on those experiences going into Le Castellet.
"It’s quite a different track with a lot less risk involved due to the nature of the circuit which will give me confidence to push a bit harder."
Latifi will also be racing in the Formula 2 category this weekend, aiming to extend his lead in the championship after a poor showing last time out in Monaco.
"It’s also a weekend where I will be mixing my F1 duties with an F2 race weekend, which poses a unique challenge. I’m more than up for it and looking forward to what will be a very busy weekend."
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing