Ma lands Caterham role
China's Ma Qing Hua is back in Formula One after landing a reserve role with Caterham for this season.
Ma made F1 history last year when he became the first Chinese driver to take part in a grand prix weekend after joining HRT's driver development programme.
The 25-year-old took part in four first practice sessions in Italy, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and the United States.
Ma had hoped to land a permanent drive with HRT this season, only for the Spanish-based team to become insolvent at the end of the year.
In joining Caterham, Ma will be given the opportunity of taking part in first practice ahead of his home grand prix next month, whilst he will also race for Caterham Racing in the GP2 series this year.
Ma joins Leafield-based Caterham's other reserve in 21-year-old American Alexander Rossi.
Rossi will be involved in a number of FP1 sessions throughout the season as he builds on the experience gained from his test driver role last year.
Team principal Cyril Abiteboul said: "Ma joins us with previous F1 experience from 2012, and will play a key role in helping our GP2 team achieve their 2013 goals.
"We are looking forward to helping him develop his talents, both in the F1 and GP2 environments, and giving Chinese fans a figurehead to support on track throughout the year ahead."
Appreciating the opportunity, Ma said: "I know the fans at home will be really excited to see me race in GP2.
"With the F1 work I also have ahead of me, China can be proud that it continues to have a driver involved in motor racing at the very highest level."