British driver Will Stevens has been added to the Caterham Formula 1 team's Racing Academy young driver roster.
The 21-year-old is currently fourth in Formula Renault 3.5 with the P1/Strakka team, and will continue this programme while working with Caterham.
Mia Sharizman, head of Caterham's academy programme, said Stevens had long been on the team's radar.
"We've been monitoring Will's progress since the start of the 2012 season." said Sharizman.
"Every season he's demonstrated that he has the ability to keep raising his game as he progresses onto ever more demanding championships, and the fact he's now in a strong fourth place in Formula Renault 3.5, in a very talented field, is a clear sign that he has the natural talent to compete at the very top level.
"We'll now be giving him exposure to the F1 environment, helping him prepare for the step every driver wants to take, to compete in the Formula 1 World Championship."