Ahead of his second full season in GP2, Monaco-born Stefano Coletti was one of the drivers being talked about as a potential title contender given that he would be driving with Scuderia Coloni - the team that had charged to the runners-up spot in the championship with Luca Filippi in 2011. Coletti's rookie season had come to a premature end with a back injury at Spa, but 2012 showed him back to form with a fifth place in the opening race of the year. After that, it was a frustrating spell out of the points until GP2 got back to Europe and Coletti scored third place at Barcelona. That would be the high point of his season, and while there were more finishes in the points there were also a lot of retirements. All this was played out against a background of Coloni itself deciding to quit GP2 at the end of the season, and after the Belgian round the team and driver decided to go their separate ways. It proved to be to Coletti's advantage, as he found a new seat with Rapax that may set him up for a more productive campaign in 2013.