About Me

In case you didn't know

“Gender doesn’t matter when you’re going 225 km/h into a turn.”
Simona De Silvestro, Professional Race-Car Driver

 

 

Simona Fast Facts

Name: Simona De Silvestro

Nickname: Iron Maiden

D.O.B.: 01.09.1988

Born: Thun, Switzerland

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Swiss-German

Hobbies: Golf, Tennis, Fitness, Music and Karting

 

Career Highlights

2005 Raced for Cram in Italian Formula Renault

2006 Fourth overall in Formula BWW USA; five podiums

2007 Tested a Campos GP2 car and raced in Toyota Atlantic

2008 Wins Long Beach, California in Toyota Atlantic

2009 Third overall in Toyota Atlantic with four wins

2010 IndyCar Series debut; Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, Tony Renna Firestone Rising Star

2011 IndyCar with HVM racing; took fastest lap at São Paulo

2012 Raced underpowered HVM-Racing Lotus in IndyCar

2013 Team KV IndyCar; wins her first IndyCar podium spot

2014 Sauber F1 Team affiliated driver

2015 IndyCar with Andretti Autosport; finished P4 in New Orleans and P19 at 99thIndianapolis 500 Formula E debut at season final in London with Andretti Autosport

2016 Formula E with Andretti Autosport and 1st and only woman in history to score points

2017 – 2019 First woman to race full-time in the Australian Supercars series with Kelly Racing (Nissan) and Team Harvey Norman

 

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