Spyker have confirmed that Sakon Yamamoto will race for the team in the remaining seven Grands Prix of the season.
The 25-year-old will partner Adrian Sutil, taking the place of Christijan Albers, who was dropped by the team two weeks ago.
Yamamoto, who has been racing in the GP2 series for BCN Competition, made his F1 debut in the 2005 Japanese Grand Prix for Jordan. Last year, he raced for Super Aguri for 11 races, and has been their test driver since.
"I am very pleased to get the opportunity to race in Formula One again," Yamamoto commented. "I know all the circuits we are going to very well, having raced at them with Aguri last year.
"I also know the team from my test in 2005 so I feel ready for the chance. I want to do the best I can and help the team achieve their objective of moving up the field. I'm looking forward to working with them."
Spyker team principal Colin Kolles said: "We would like to welcome Sakon back to the team after a long absence
"He is one of the most promising young Japanese drivers who showed potential in the races he contested in 2006 and I think he and Adrian will be a complimentary pairing.
"Sakon's experience of the circuits we visit in the second half of the season will be a big advantage to us as we move forward."