British racer Oliver Webb will make a one-off return to the Formula Renault 3.5 series for the season opener at Monza.
Webb will race in the #25 car for Spanish squad Pons, joining the team’s confirmed full-time driver Meindert van Buuren.
The 23-year-old Manchester-born racer previously raced with Pons in the 2011 FR3.5 season, taking a best finish of sixth on his way to 21st overall. After switching to Indy Lights for 2012, he returned to 3.5 the next year with Fortec, eventually finishing fifteenth after a solid start as he was largely overshadowed by his star teammate Stoffel Vandoorne.
Webb’s main focus for 2014 is likely lie in his commitments to French sportscar team Signatech Alpine, with which the Brit will contest the ELMS championship in the LMP2 class.
Pons fielded Zoel Amberg and Nikolay Martsenko in the 2013 FR3.5 season, finishing 12th in the teams’ standings.
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 driver lineup so far
|DAMS||Carlos Sainz, Jr.||Norman Nato|
|Fortec Motorsports||Oliver Rowland||Sergey Sirotkin|
|Draco||Pietro Fantin||Luca Ghiotto|
|Arden Motorsport||Pierre Gasly||Will Buller|
|Tech 1 Racing||Marco Sorensen|
|Strakka Racing||Will Stevens||Matias Laine|
|Lotus||Matthieu Vaxiviere||Marlon Stockinger|
|AV Formula||Zoel Amberg||Beitske Visser|
|Zeta Corse||Roberto Merhi||Roman Mavlanov|
|Pons Racing||Meindert van Buuren||Oliver Webb|
|Comtec Racing||Nikolay Martsenko|