Peugeot also announceda new title sponsor for 2014.
At the press conference Kazuki Armos said, "We are pleased to announce that Lewis Ellington will be our leading driver heading into the 2014 season. We have struggled this season but we believe we will have a competitive car next season and we are pleased that Lewis will lead us forward in it. Lewis is a race winner! We couldn't be happier to have a race winner in our team, I do believe he could have won more races had BMW Zyla not been excluded, he is a huge talent!"
Lewis Ellington was also present, "I am extremely happy to be joining Peugeot for the next season. Peugeot are a leading car manufacturer so to be joining such a massive group is just amazing. After losing my seat I was gutted, absolutely gutted! I thought I had lost my chance to race here, I had proven I could win races, and to have that taken away from me was awful. I am extremely grateful that Kazuki has seen the potential and has signed me to lead forward the team on what will be a memorable journey".
Despite initially revealing that Gerard Alaniz would not be part of the team in 2014, Peugeot have announced that he will be their 3rd and reserve driver.
When asked why Alaniz was retained Armos answered, "We initially wanted to start afresh with Peugeot. We had underperformed this season and we lost all our sponsorship backing at the start of the season. We had thought that all our drivers had underperformed. When we analysed the results we noticed that Alaniz has consistently beaten his teammates most of the time and has scored all our points. We decided to throw his a lifeline, we are pleased to say his will be out 3rd and reserve driver through contract and will be first in line to replace injured drivers during the season. Shouldn't a suitable French rook to race alongside Ellington be found, French driver Alaniz will fill the space.
"We are glad Fillipio agreed to be our test driver this coming season", Armos said, "He currently has a wealth of test driver experience and this will be extremely valuable to us next season in order to develop our car."
While the team have not announced a second driver for the team, either French rookie, Frances Bouvert or Jean DePanon from Peugeot GP2 team, Peurteor, are expected to fill the void with the other driver joining the test driver team.