Juri Vips will remain with Prema’s Formula 4 squad for a second season in 2017.
The 16-year-old Estonian came fifth and sixth respectively in the Italian and German F4 series in his first season of car racing, scoring his maiden victory in the last race of the season at Monza and taking 12 podiums in total.
Prema says that Vips will have “a full-time commitment to the German ADAC series and [contest] selected events of the Italian championship” next year.
“Having the chance to stay with Prema for another season is a great satisfaction for me,” he said.
“I integrated with the team well and I learned a lot throughout my maiden season in single-seaters.
“Lining-up for another season with Prema was the next logical step. I hope to reward them for the trust they put in me.”
Prema’s Angelo Rosin commented: “We are delighted to continue our cooperation with Vips.
“He moved up from go-kart ranks this season and quickly achieved great results.
“I expect him to grow even further and I am sure he will demonstrate even stronger pace in 2017.”