James Walker will drive for Liverpool in this season's Superleague Formula. The 26-year-old Briton has raced in Formula Renault 3.5 for the last three seasons and also contested four Superleague races with Borussia Dortmund and Glasgow Rangers in 2008, winning at Jerez.
"Being from the small island of Jersey I'm very proud of where I come from," said Walker. "I know the people of Liverpool have a very strong sense of identity, too, and that the football club is at the heart of that. I hope I can make them proud by winning in 2010.
"After having challenged for the title in World Series last year, I felt that this year I needed to be somewhere new. F1 is still my goal so it was important for me to stay focused on single-seater racing. I've had many good offers to move into GT and endurance racing and also to make the move to America, but the move to Superleague Formula feels right.
"GP2 would have been the next step but, as everyone knows, coming up with the money to compete there is extremely difficult. The F1 dream is still very much alive and I came very close to securing a third driver role in F1 for 2010. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in now in Superleague Formula. Having spent a couple of days with the team I can see how committed they are about making sure we have what we need to win. Winning is all we are interested in."
The 2010 Superleague season begins at Silverstone on April 3-4.