Along with Tom Dillmann, Josef Kral is the driver you probably have to feel most sorry for in GP2 in 2012. Despite being only 22 years old, the Czech Republic driver was already in his third season in GP2 and looked to be set for a strong season with last year's team championship-winning Barwa Addax squad. But all was not well for Addax, and in the first eight races their only points came from Kral's team mate Johnny Cecotto Jr. finishing ninth in Bahrain. Kral himself didn't even make it to Sakhir - he'd been bumped from both weekends and replaced by the proven Dani Clos as the team frantically went in search of its lost form. Upon his return, Kral spent the next six rounds out of the points - and then suddenly he came alive at Spa-Francorchamps, finishing in an impressive fourth in the feature race which meant a fifth place on the sprint race grid which allowed him to pull off a brilliant launch at the start to head into La Source in a lead which he never lost. His reward for a fabulous win? He was promptly dropped by the team and replaced by US driver Jake Rosenzweig.