Tech 1 Racing has announced rising star Aaro Vainio will join the French outfit for the 2011 GP3 Series season.

In 2010, Aaro took a big step forward in his career entering car racing in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup with Tech 1. Although Aaro didn’t reach the top step of the podium, the 17-year-old Finnish driver ended the season in 4th place with three second places at Hockenheim and Barcelona under his belt. He was also the highest-placed rookie.

Aaro became European and World Championship runner-up in his first season in the strongest Karting category.