Britain's Anthony Davidson will race for Japan's Super Aguri F1 team next season alongside Takuma Sato.
Davidson has had three unsuccessful GP outings to date
The 27-year-old from Hertfordshire has been a test driver for Honda Racing/BAR for the past three seasons.
"This is a great opportunity for me and I'm really excited about my first full season as a race driver in F1," he said in a statement.
"I can't wait to get started. I've been impressed with the improvements the team has made through the 2006 season."
He added: "I can already see from my first visits to the factory that the team is very hard-working and highly motivated."
Davidson has failed to shine in his three previous F1 races.
Anthony brings to us a wealth of experience in Formula One
Team principal Aguri Suzuki
He drove twice with Minardi in 2002 and retired from the Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix.
Davidson also raced in last year's Malaysian GP for Honda, but was also forced to retire from that race.
However, he has consistently proved himself over the last three years as a third driver, often topping the timesheets in Friday's free practice sessions.
Team principal Aguri Suzuki said: "I am delighted to have Takuma and Anthony as our drivers for next year.
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"As you know, Anthony has been with Honda as a test driver for a while now and he brings to us a wealth of experience in Formula One.
"I believe he will make a positive impact on the team and he will fit into the family atmosphere we have here.
"I am looking forward to seeing both our drivers rising to the challenge in the 2007 season."