Spaniard Sergio Canamasas will make his GP2 debut in Germany with the Lazarus team this weekend.
The Catalan, who finished the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 championship in eighth position, will replace Italian Fabrizio Crestani at the Venezuelan squad.
Canamasas will partner Giancarlo Serenelli during the Hockenheim event.
"I've been waiting all year for an opportunity to make my GP2 debut and it has finally arrived," said Canamasas. "Venezuela GP Lazarus has showed a lot of interest in having me to get the team back on the right track as it hadn't been achieving very good results.
"My 2011 season in Formula Renault 3.5 did not go unnoticed and I face this new chapter in my career with high hopes."