Antonio Felix da Costa will stay on with Arden Caterham for the full 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 season.
The Red Bull protege joined the series from the sixth round last year, replacing Lewis Williamson. Da Costa then swept to fourth in the championship, taking four wins along the way.
The 21-year-old from Portugal was also a GP3 title contender in a parallel programme with Carlin, ultimately taking third in the standings.
To complete a spectacular year, da Costa drove for Red Bull in the Formula 1 young driver test in Abu Dhabi and returned to Formula 3 to win the Macau Grand Prix.
Reigning FR3.5 champion Robin Frijns told AUTOSPORT last year that he expected da Costa and fellow returnee Kevin Magnussen, who has signed for DAMS, to battle for the 2013 title.
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 line-up so far: Tech 1 Racing TBA TBA Arden Caterham A. Felix da Costa TBA Fortec Motorsports Oliver Webb Stoffel Vandoorne ISR Sergey Sirotkin TBA Lotus TBA TBA Carlin Jazeman Jaafar TBA Comtec Racing TBA TBA International Draco Racing TBA TBA DAMS Kevin Magnussen Norman Nato P1 Motorsport Will Stevens TBA Pons Racing Zoel Amberg TBA AV Formula Arthur Pic Yann Cunha