Rene Binder will return for a second full season in the GP2 Series, after signing up to compete for Arden International in 2014.
The 21-year-old nephew of ex-Grand Prix driver Hans Binder made his GP2 début toward the end of the 2012 season when he took over from Giancarlo Serenelli to pair up with Sergio Canamasas in the Venezuela GP Lazarus team.
He was then retained for a full season in 2013, which saw him score his first championship points in Malaysia with his best result being sixth place in the Monaco sprint race. His team mates for the year included Kevin Giovesi, Fabrizio Crestani and Vittorio Ghirelli.
Binder made the decision to switch to Arden for 2014 after working successfully with Arden in the post-season test session at the Yas Marina Circuit.
"We had a very good winter test in Abu Dhabi and I am pretty confident that Arden will give me their best support to make a big step forward in 2014," confirmed Binder.
"We are really pleased to have the opportunity to work with Rene in 2014," said Arden's sporting director Julian Rouse. "He fitted into the team straight away in the Abu Dhabi test and was very competitive.
"He shows a very good approach and attitude to working hard at developing all the time as well as a lot of ability behind the wheel and so we are confident its going to be a really successful season," Rouse added.
Binder acknowledged that he will have a lot of hard work ahead of him to prepare for a make-or-break season in the feeder series, which will see the first GP2 event to be held in his native Austria.
"It's going to be an interesting year and of course we also look forward to our home race in Spielberg," Binder said. "As for my training programme over the winter I will make sure that I will be physically and mentally well prepared."