Sergio Perez will return to the Barwa Addax team for next year's main GP2 Series.
The 19-year-old raced for Addax in GP2 Asia after graduating from Formula 3 last winter and took two race wins. But he was unable to repeat that success in the main championship with Arden, although he did take two podium finishes in Valencia.
Perez is confident that he can be a title contender with Addax in 2010. The team's 2009 drivers Romain Grosjean (before leaving for Formula 1) and Vitaly Petrov both fought for the championship this year.
"Addax, apart from being a great working atmosphere characteristic of the Latin temperament, also has a great team of professionals who work tirelessly to find excellence and are technically the most competitive team that I have been able to work with," said Perez.
"This will be the most important season of my career because I really think that I will have options of fighting for the title at the end of the championship.
"I hope to get some good results this year, which will give me the experience necessary to move up towards the ultimate objective, a future in Formula 1."