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Simona De Silvestro

Simona de Silvestro, Indianapolis 500, May 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Simona de Silvestro, Indianapolis 500, May 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

01 Sep 1988
Thun

Nationality:

Switzerland

Indy 500s:

5 (2010-2015)

Longtime US based female driver, who was in the US from 2006, who then moved up to the IRL in 2010, and stayed there in 2013, with a Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year in 2010 one of the highlights. Made a surprise move to Formula 1 in 2014, joining Sauber as an associate driver, which included testing, with the aim of getting a 2015 race seat. That was initially ticking along fine, but funding issues scuppered her chances. In 2015, she moved back to the US, and the IRL again, albeit not for a full season, but also took up a drive in Formula E, which she continued for the 2015-2016 season. In 2017, Simona went down a completely different route, moving to Australia to compete in the V8 Supercar Series. In 2019, she moved back to America to race in sportscars and in 2020 moves to Formula E, where she will be a test and development driver for the Porsche Formula E team.

Biography last updated 30 Sep 2019