Kevin Ceccon has joined the Arden International team to fight for the GP3 championship in the 2015 season.
The 21-year-old Italian could not secure a full-time drive for the 2014 season, and only had some outings in GP2 and GP3.
But he will now complete the full season with Arden, and he is determined to fight for the title.
"It was under the heat of the desert that I found clarity."
"There are decisive moments in life and this is definitively the case for me," said Ceccon.
"It was under the heat of the desert that I found clarity and I shall embrace the heat of this difficult competition with serenity to fight for the 2015 championship.
"I will spare no efforts in the battle for the title with humbleness and with the determination to make this the most important year of my career.
"I am honoured to receive the support from all of those who believed in me in 2015 and I am very excited join Arden International, my new family."
Team boss Garry Horner added: "We are really pleased to have Kevin join our team this season. We tested him in the post-season sessions late 2013 and were impressed with his focus and determination. It is great to have an experienced driver complement our current line-up."