Liam Lawson moves to Carlin for his second FIA Formula 2 season, the same team he tested for at the end of last season.
It means the Kiwi leaves the Hitech GP outfit after two years with the squad.
In 2020, he finished fifth with the team in FIA Formula 3.
Last year, Lawson was ninth in the F2 standings. He picked up one race win, which came in his first race in Bahrain.
He joins American driver Logan Sargeant at Carlin.
“I’m super excited for the new opportunity this year,” Lawson said.
“The pre-season test went really, really well. It was a completely different experience from what I’ve been used to. The whole team is focused on the right things and all super motivated going into the season.
“The second year is always a good step having done a year and learnt a lot, so to take all of that into a new team is a great way to start.”
Carlin withdrew from the GP2 series (F2 before it was called F2) at the end of the 2016 season.
They then rejoined the newly named F2 championship in 2018 and won the Teams’ title that same year.
The team has finished third in the Teams’ Championship the last two seasons.
“We’re really excited to have Liam join the team,” team manager Trevor Carlin said.
“He is a great talent, and we’ve watched him with interest over the last few seasons.
“Liam did a great job in the post-season official tests in Abu Dhabi and slotted straight into the team. I expect him to be a championship contender this year.”
The 2022 F2 championship kicks off in Bahrain in March.