Long established near Lausanne, Simona De Silvestro will be back on May 30th with the legendary Indianapolis oval and its 500 Miles.
Official Porsche driver in the ADAC GT Masters, reserve driver in Formula E: the Swiss Simona De Silvestro, 32, will also take part, on May 30, in the most famous of the car races in the IT’SUnited States, the Indianapolis 500.
Long established on the Coast, Simona De Silvestro had signed her finest exploits at IT’SUnited States, first in Formula Atlantic (victory at Long Beach in 2008, third in the championship the following year with four wins), then in IndyCar in 2010, when it was notably crowned “Rookie of the year ”, beginner of the year, during the famous 500 Miles.
To the IT’SUnited States until 2015, she then had a taste of Formula E, before moving to Australia, for “supercar” class races.
In May, she will wear the colors of a new team (Paretta Autosport), a team technically supported by one of the giants of American motorsport, the Penske team.
“I am very excited about this incredible opportunity: to return to Indianapolis, explains the Swiss. It’s up to IT’SUSA that my career had really started at the top level and going back there with Beth (editor’s note: Paretta, the boss of the team) and his new team, it’s a rare chance. The promoter of the Indy championship is developing a program that promotes diversity and equal opportunities for everyone, especially women with regard to our project. It’s a cause that has always held me to heart and that the organizers of the 500 Miles were among the first to defend.»
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