Charles Pic has completed a deal to stay with Arden for the rest of the GP2 Asia season and the full 2010 championship. The 19-year-old French driver has already contested the opening GP2 Asia event in Abu Dhabi with the team.
"Having tested with the team at Jerez last year and raced at the final Abu Dhabi GP2 Asia round, Charles stood out among the various drivers that we have tested," said Arden's head of race engineering Richard Dent.
"With a lot of rookies entering GP2 for 2010 we believe that Charles has the ability to be a front-runner in his debut season."
Pic has spent the last two years in Formula Renault 3.5, and finished third in last year's championship.
"I am very happy to be joining the Arden team who have a proven track record in GP2," he said. "Racing in the final three GP2 Asia races gives me the opportunity to work closely with the team and prepare fully for the European season. It's going to be a busy year and I can't wait to get started."