Antonio Felix da Costa will take Daniil Kvyat's place at the Carlin team for next month's F3 race at the Macau Grand Prix.
The announcement comes after Kvyat's surprise promotion to Toro Rosso for 2014 beating the Portuguese driver who many had predicted would take the seat.
With Kvyat now needed by Toro Rosso at the United States Grand Prix in Austin on the same weekend as the Macau Grand Prix, a last-minute solution was needed by the Carlin team which sees Da Costa return to the venue where he was victorious in 2012.
Carlin team boss Trevor Carlin spoke with Da Costa at this week's Formula Renault 3.5 test in Barcelona where he was able to convince the 21-year-old to drive for his team and attempt to match Edoardo Mortara as two-time winners of the prestigious South East Asian race.
To be eligible to take part in the Macau race Da Costa must take part in a round of the regular F3 championship and this weekend's race at Britain's Snetterton circuit was the final chance.
As a result he and fellow Red Bull stablemate Carlos Sainz Jr. both flew to Britain for tests in the Dallara F312 chassis on Wednesday and will also drive the car at Silverstone on Friday.
"I am really happy to be racing in Macau again, particularly with Carlin after our success there last year," said Da Costa.
"Obviously the aim is to win again, although in Macau you can see your weekend turned around in an instant! But when the opportunity came up to race there again this year, I couldn't say no."
Team boss Trevor Carlin added: "We are delighted that we have one more chance to race with Antonio. He was superb in Macau last year, and as a real racer he jumped at the chance to return this year when the opportunity arose."
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