Mikhail Aleshin will return to the Carlin team for the season-opening race of the GP2 Series in Turkey this weekend. The Russian secured a deal to race with Carlin during the 2011 season, but was forced to withdraw due to budgetary issues at the start of April.
Reigning Formula Renault 3.5 champion Aleshin announced at the end of last month that he would race in the German Formula 3 series this year. However, Carlin announced on Wednesday that the Russian will be racing with the team in Turkey.
Carlin, which is making its debut in the main series this weekend, did not specify if Aleshin will continue racing in the remaining rounds of the championship.
"It's a great opportunity for me to do this race," said Aleshin. "I would like to say a big thank you to the team for giving me this chance.
"I have a good feeling about this track; I had my first podium here with Carlin and I'm sure we will be pushing hard to repeat that experience again this year. The weather could be a big factor this weekend but for sure we have a team that can deal with the changing conditions and I'll be pushing to do my best as well."