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Stefano Coletti

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Stefano Coletti (born April 6, 1989 in Monte Carlo) is a professional racing driver and Presenter of The Good Look from Monaco.

Career

Karting

Coletti enjoyed a successful karting career prior to moving into single-seater racing. In 2003, he finished as runner-up in the Italian Open Masters ICA Junior category before winning the Andrea Margutti Trophy and European Championship ICA Junior titles in 2004, beating the likes of Charles Pic, Jaime Alguersuari and Jules Bianchi along the way.

Formula BMW

In 2005, Coletti moved up to Formula racing, joining Eifelland Racing to contest the Formula BMW ADAC championship, where he finished eighteenth in the standings. He also took part in the Formula BMW World Final in Bahrain for ASL Team Mücke Motorsport, finishing in twenty-fifth place.

He continued in the championship in 2006, taking four podium places, including a single victory, to finish seventh in the standings. He also took part in four Formula BMW USA races, winning three of them to finish the season in fifth place, despite missing a large proportion of the championship. Coletti once again competed in the Formula BMW World Final, held at the Circuit de Valencia, where he finished in third place, behind Mika Mäki and race winner Christian Vietoris.

Formula Renault

In August 2006, Coletti made his debut in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series, driving for the Cram Competition and Motopark Academy teams, although he failed to score a point in any of the six races he entered.

In 2007, he joined the Spanish Epsilon Euskadi team to contest both the Eurocup and Italian Formula Renault 2.0 championships. He finished fourth in the Eurocup standings after taking a win at the Hungaroring and two further podium places, whilst in the Italian series he took two victories (both at Misano) to finish in tenth place.

Formula Three

Coletti moved up to the Formula Three Euroseries for the the 2008 season, joining the French Signature-Plus team. However, he left the team after the first four races after being dropped from the Red Bull Driver Development scheme. Coletti missed the next round of the series at Pau before joining Prema Powerteam, who he remained with for the rest of the season. He took a best race result of fourth to finish the year in twentieth position. He also took part in the Masters of Formula 3 and Macau Grand Prix non-championship races, but retired from both events.

In January, 2009, Prema announced that Coletti would be staying with the team for the 2009 season. At the first round of the year in Hockenheim, Coletti qualified on the front row of the grid before going on to win the opening race of the season.

World Series by Renault

In November 2008, Coletti sampled World Series by Renault machinery for the first time, testing for RC Motorsport at Valencia alongside former GP2 Series driver Andy Soucek. On May 15, 2009 it was announced that Coletti would race for Prema Powerteam in the Monaco round of the World Series by Renault season, replacing Frankie Provenzano.

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