Sirotkin also holds a reserve role with McLaren. He last raced in F1 12 months ago, at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
However, he could potentially make his return this weekend alongside Robert Kubica, as Russell is reportedly under the weather ahead of the last race of the season.
Russell went for a check on Friday morning and was given the all-clear to take part in the opening practice session.
It is believed that Esteban Ocon was the first choice to come in for a seat fitting, however there were complications with the procedure before Sirotkin had a more successful seat fitting.
Nicholas Latifi, who will race full-time with Williams next year, is not an option for the team, as he is concentrating on his Formula 2 event, while there are also limitations on what he is allowed to take part in this year due to superlicense rules.
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing
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