New Zealander Mitch Evans will make his European racing debut this year after having joined the Arden team for the GP3 Series. The 16-year-old is moving the GP3 after finishing as runner-up in last year's Australian F3 championship. Evans is also the current Toyota Racing Series Champion.
"I'm really excited to be racing with MW Arden in the 2011 GP3 Series," he said. "The test in Estoril went well and we are really happy joining the team as they are very professional. I'm looking forward to working with them in my first year of racing in Europe. It's certainly going to be a very tough series and a steep learning curve as I've not raced at any of these circuits before but I'm looking forward to the challenge and the whole experience of living in Europe."
Team manager Julian Rouse added: "We are really happy to have Mitch racing with us in 2011. He tested with us in Estoril for three days in October and everyone was really impressed with his speed and maturity at such a young age. I haven't met a 16 year driver as complete as Mitch is for a long time. We are all really excited by his talent and I think he will be very competitive even in his first year of racing in Europe."