GP3 frontrunner Mitch Evans will stay with MW Arden for the 2012 season.
The 17-year-old from New Zealand, a protege of Red Bull Formula 1 driver Mark Webber, was a race winner and briefly led the GP3 championship last year in his first season of European racing, eventually finishing ninth in the standings.
"I am really pleased to announce that I will be back with MW Arden in 2012," said Evans. "Last year was a learning year for me as it was my first year in Europe.
"I believe that I have the best package around me to succeed. There is only one thing I am focused on this year and that is to win the championship."
Arden team manager Julian Rouse is certain Evans has the potential to win this year's title.
"We are all absolutely delighted to have Mitch back in the team in 2012," Rouse said. "He is so good to work with and really pushes the team forward. He produced an impressive rookie season in GP3 in 2011 and is a driver who clearly has a huge amount of ability. I know that in his second year Mitch has the potential to be the best driver out there."