Sahara Force India have announced reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg will step up to join Scotland's Paul di Resta in their 2012 team.
Hulkenberg, 24, will replace German compatriot Adrian Sutil, who has been tipped to join Williams.
The Silverstone-based team tweeted: "It's official! One of the most exciting pairings on the grid."
Di Resta enjoyed a promising debut season as Force India finished sixth in the 2011 Constructors' Championship.
Sutil, who leaves after six seasons with the team through its various guises, also finished a career-high ninth in the drivers' standings - 15 points clear of Di Resta. Williams have yet to announce who will be driving alongside Pastor Maldonado, and Spanish team HRT have a vacancy, having announced Pedro de la Rosa as one of their drivers for 2012.
Adrian Sutil finished the season with some strong drives and must feel unlucky to be out in the cold, three other drivers will be vying for the prized Williams seat Rubens Barrichello, Bruno Senna and Vitaly Petrov .