Matias Laine will complete MW Arden's driver lineup for the upcoming GP3 season, the team has announced.
Laine, 21, made his debut in GP3 with the Marussia Manor team last year after having raced in the Formula Renault 2.0 and F3 Euro Series before that. He failed to score any points in his debut season, with a 14th place as his best result. The Finn, who had tested for Arden back in 2010, says he is aiming for the title in 2012.
"I am very happy to join MW Arden," said Laine. "I am really looking forward to starting the work with the team at the simulator and I cant wait to get in the car.
"My target for this season is to win the championship and I think MW Arden is the best team for me to battle for the championship. I did a couple of test days with the team end of 2010 and I felt very comfortable working with the people at MW Arden."
Arden sporting director Julian Rouse added: "I am delighted to have Matias a part of the team in 2012, he tested with us just over a year ago, he performed very well and was great to work with. Now with the experience of a full season in GP3 already, I have no doubt he will be right at the front and challenging for race wins and ultimately the Drivers' Championship.
"Matias' development as a driver during 2011 was evident in the post season tests where he was one of the most competitive drivers across the 3 events. We will be working as hard as we can to help him to continue that development here at MW Arden."