McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC award winner Lewis Williamson will return to the GP3 series with Status GP for this weekend's race at Hockenheim.
The Scottish driver, a race winner in the series in 2011, had moved to the Formula Renault 3.5 championship for the 2012 season.
Williamson, who was dropped by Red Bull from its junior programme last month, lost his seat to Antonio Felix da Costa after failing to score a point in the first five races of the year with newcomer team Arden Caterham.
He will make his GP3 return with Status GP in Germany, replacing Kotaro Sakurai, who has experienced sponsorship issues.
"I've known some of the guys at Status GP for a couple of years, and this is a great opportunity," said Williamson.
"I know I've got to put everything I've got into it at Hockenheim this weekend and make sure we do everything right. We just need to progress through free practice, qualifying and then the two races and see what comes of it.
"It's nice to race with Marlon and Alice. I know both of them from our days in Formula Renault UK, so I'm sure we will get along well and work strongly together."