While 2012 will be his rookie year, Onidi knows that he will have only one chance to make a first impression on the GP2 paddock.
"I'm pretty confident, but at the same time I know that for a driver the début year in GP2 can be a tough one," he said. "That's why I'm really pushing to be ready, both working with Scuderia Coloni's simulator at their HQ and obviously at the gym with the physical preparation. I want to be in the best possible shape when the championship starts, and the next three months will be vital for that”.
Team boss Paolo Coloni said that he had lots of reasons to be happy with his new driver line-up.
"We are heading towards the start of the season with a promising and competitive line-up, with two drivers that impressed us by how quickly they got acquainted with the team and the car in the winter testing," he said. "Stefano managed to be GP2's best rookie despite missing two race weekends due to his back injury in Spa, while Fabio showed with his results and consistency that he's ready for the huge leap to GP2.
"Our expectations are obviously high," he said, adding: "We know that we have what it takes to be successful and we aim to show that right from the start”.