|GP2 race winner Stefano Coletti is joining Racing Engineering for the upcoming GP2 season. The Monegasque driver can look back on a very successful GP2 season in 2013 where he took 3 race wins, 3 podiums, 1 pole position and set the fastest race lap on three occasions. Stefano and Racing Engineering's driver Fabio Leimer fought hard for the title in 2013, but in the end it was the Swiss, who was crowned GP2 champion in Abu Dhabi.
Stefano joining the championship winning team leaves no doubt about his objective for the 2014 GP2 season, become this year’s Champion.
Stefano, who was born on 6th of April, 1989 in La Colle, Monaco, started his racing career in karting in 2002 and moved to single seaters in 2005. After graduating to Formula BMW and Renault 2.0, Stefano switched to Formula 3.
In 2011 Stefano completed his first season in GP2, a series he has continued to race in ever since and making steady progress the whole time. In 2013 he was close to taking the GP2 championship title, impressing with his performances and with his fantastic win at his home race in Monaco.
Stefano joins Raffaele Marciello for the 2014 GP2 championship at Racing Engineering.
Stefano Coletti: “I am really happy and looking forward to working with Racing Engineering this year. During recent years, they have proven to be a very serious and competitive team. I hope this year will bring us a lot of success."
Alfonso de Orleans-Borbón: “We have had the chance to closely follow Stefano’s career for the last few years, and especially in 2013. What we saw was a very fast and determined driver, who knows how to fight on track and take race wins. We are very pleased that he is joining us for the 2014 season and I am convinced he will be a title contender this year. Stefano is a very pleasant and hardworking driver, I am sure he will fit in well with the team. With Stefano and Lello we have a driver pairing one can only dream of and we are all really looking forward to the start of the season."