Andre Negrao will return to GP2 for a second season with British team Arden International and is looking forward to renewing old relationships.

The Brazilian driver competed for Arden in his rookie GP2 season last year, finishing 12th in the drivers' standings after consistent points-scoring finishes in the second half of the season. The 22-year-old will team-mate the already announced Norman Nato.

"Last year we achieved our target of scoring points in the second half of the season," Negrao said. "GP2 is an extremely competitive and professional series, I had a very good feeling with the whole Arden team so we decided to continue to grow together for the 2015 season.

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"I think that staying with the same group of extraordinary professionals - in particular with such a good relationship as the one we have - will pay off with good results. I really look forward to seeing the team in a few weeks and jump back into my car in Abu Dhabi."

Team principal Garry Horner was impressed by the Brazilian's development in his rookie GP2 season and feels building on a year of foundation work with benefit the team as well as Negrao.

"We are very pleased to retain Andr? for the forthcoming season," Horner said. "Having worked with him for the last twelve months, he has formed into a very motivated driver, developed a very good relationship with the team and we had made great progress by the end of last season.

"He is very focused, as are we, to ensure he finishes in the highest possible position at the end of the year with the title within his grasp."