Teaming up with Zele Racing, Colombian Andres Mendez is the first driver confirmed for the 2015 Auto GP season.
Mendez, 22, began his racing career with wins in the 6 Hours of Bogota for three years in a row between 2009 and 2011.
In 2012, he entered Star Mazda and ended up 14th, followed by his European debut in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC, finishing the season in 35th.
In 2014, he joined Motopark’s German F3 line-up and finished seventh out of nine full-time drivers.
Mendez’s new Austrian team Zele Racing took part in all but one Auto GP round last year, collecting one victory and seven podiums with Tamas Pal Kiss, Antonio Pizzonia and Luis Sa Silva.