Tag Archive: Simona De Silvestro

Nov 20

De Silvestro splits with backer, manager

Simona de Silvestro has split with her manager.

IMG_5598 (2) After the 25-year-old female Swiss driver conducted several tests for Sauber this year, it emerged last month that her road to formula one had suddenly ended. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Sauber and de Silvestro split – report

Simona de Silvestro’s road to formula one appears to have ended.

IMG_5598 (2) Until now, the 25-year-old female Swiss driver was a Sauber tester, testing one of the Hinwil based team’s older cars with unique ‘Clean Air Energy’ branding. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Susie Wolff not disappointed with Williams role

Susie Wolff insists she is not disappointed she did not get promoted by Williams for the 2015 season.

20131020-0081 Along with fellow F1 tester Simona de Silvestro, who works for Sauber, the 31-year-old Scot is the closest female driver to the F1 race grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Sauber to stay with Ferrari power in 2015

Swiss team Sauber has notably struggled in 2014, but it will not change its engine supplier for 2015.

IMG_6513 According to word from Silverstone, Lotus is poised to announce its switch from struggling Renault to leading Mercedes power for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Circuit of The Americas to be official training partner for F1 affiliate driver Simona De Silvestro

“We are thrilled to be a part of Simona’s journey”
Simona de Silvestro - photo Sauber Circuit of the Americas (COTA), host of the upcoming 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, has announced that it will be the official training partner for driver Simona De Silvestro.

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Jun 25

Sirotkin says de Silvestro role ‘a marketing ploy’

Sergey Sirotkin has denied his future at Sauber is being overshadowed by the Swiss female driver Simona de Silvestro.

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 05 Funded by her wealthy backers, de Silvestro – who also ran at Fiorano in April – returned to track action this week in a 2012 Sauber at the Valencia circuit, Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

“Everything feels more familiar to me compared to yesterday” – Simona De Silvestro

Sauber F1 Team – Test in Fiorano – Day two

2014-04-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Simona De Silvestro 00 Sauber F1 Team affiliated driver Simona De Silvestro enjoyed her second day of testing in a Formula One car on the Ferrari test track in Fiorano.

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Apr 26

Simona De Silvestro debuts in a Sauber F1 car

Sauber F1 Team – Test in Fiorano

 

2014-04-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Simona De Silvestro 01Today, Simona De Silvestro completed her first day of testing in a Sauber Formula One car on the Ferrari test track in Fiorano. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Simona De Silvestro becomes Sauber F1 Team affiliated driver

Sauber signs up female driver de Silvestro

2014-01-31 - Sauber F1 Team - Adrian Sutil (2) The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that Simona De Silvestro will become an affiliated driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

KV Racing Technology announced Swiss IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro for the 2013 IZOD IndyCar season

De Silvestro joins KV Racing Technology 

KV Racing TechnologyDe Silvestro joins current driver Tony Kanaan, making the team a two-car entry. This will be the first time De Silvestro has had the opportunity of running with a teammate since moving up to the IndyCar series in 2010. She brings with her the Nuclear Clean Air Energy campaign sponsorship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Alex Tagliani completes successful Lotus test in Homestead

Intense engine testing continues as the IZOD IndyCar Series prepares for an incredible new season.

Alex Tagliani in Lotus test carBryan Herta Autosport logoTeam Barracuda – BHA driver Alex Tagliani took to the road course of Homestead Miami-Speedway on Monday and Tuesday for the second in a series of engine tests for the brand new, Lotus-powered Dallara DW12.

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Apr 30

Power secures Penske’s 200th all-time pole (+grid)

Tagliani far behind in 20th position

Will Power Pole Sao PauloSao Paulo IndyCarRyan Hunter-Reay elicited a collective chuckle from the international media contingent when he congratulated Will Power for securing the PEAK Performance Pole Award for the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Simona De Silvestro and HVM Racing sign new sponsor

Barnett Pro Contractor Supplies heading into season finale

Simona De Silvestro, who finds herself just 18 points out of the lead for IndyCar “Rookie of the Year”, heads to the season finale this Saturday with a new partner.  HVM Racing has signed new sponsor, Barnett, one of the nation’s leading distributors of plumbing, electrical, HVAC and hardware products.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Simona de Silvestro had disappointing run in Kentucky

Her chances for ”Rookie of the Year” title hurt

Entering the weekend, Stargate Worlds / HVM Racing’s Simona De Silvestro had high hopes for a strong finish and the chance to close in on the hotly contested IZOD IndyCar Rookie of the Year honors. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Dario Franchitti wins in Mid-Ohio (+teams & drivers reports)

Alex Tagliani 4th

Alex Tagliani - 2010-08-08Dario Franchitti always is looking to the “next” in the IZOD IndyCar Series: Next race, next victory, next championship. For the student of motorsports history, however, it’s important to put his victory in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance into perspective – with a little “next” worked in. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing Mid-Ohio Preview

 Simona De Silvestro’s race for “Indycar rookie of the year”

Simona De SilvestroWith six races left in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season, the race for this year’s rookie points champion is quickly approaching the finish line, creating a strong sense of urgency for series rookie Simona De Silvestro and her Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing crew. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Contact spoiled great performance for Simona de Silvestro in Edmonton

Under perfect weather conditions and starting in her best qualifying position this year, 7th place

Simona De Silvestro and the Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing crew were eager to begin the Honda Indy Edmonton on a positive note in her quest for the 2010 “Rookie of the Year” award.  As the green flag dropped Simona immediately picked up a position and by lap # 7 she had a 2.3 second gap between her and the 7th spot of E.J. Viso.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Honda Indy Edmonton preview

Alex Tagliani ready for take off in Edmonton
+Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing Edmonton race preview

Alex Tagliani - 2010-07-23Canadian driver Alex Tagliani of the FAZZT race team is ready for the race weekend to take off on the 3.154 km temporary street course that is the Edmonton City Centre Airport circuit, for the third IZOD IndyCar Series sanctioned running of the Honda Indy Edmonton and the second of two consecutive races on Canadian soil. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Will Power surges to fourth victory of year (updated, + team reports)

Following a race contact, Alex Tagliani ends up 17th in Toronto

10-07-18_0029Justin Wilson had it all in his corner with 20 laps left in the Honda Indy Toronto: Firestone alternate tires on the No. 22 Z-Line Designs car, plenty of ethanol in the tank and a 3.1-second lead over Team Penske’s Will Power.

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Jul 16

Dixon tops opening practice in Toronto (+result)

Tagliani posted third best time

Scott Dixon was quickest in opening practice for this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto IndyCar street race, despite tangling with Takuma Sato at the end of the hour. Contact between Dixon and Sato at Turn 6 resulted in the KV car spin around in front of Dixon’s Ganassi Dallara and come to a halt blocking it. The following Bertrand Baguette (Conquest) then slid into the rear of Dixon’s car in the traffic jam. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Top Indy rookie looking to regain momentum

After fiery crash in Texas

Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing’s Simona De Silvestro arrives this weekend at Iowa Speedway looking to regain her Indy Rookie of the Year momentum after one of the worst crashes in recent IndyCar history at Texas two weeks ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

IndyCar Texas Motor Speedway race report (+results, +photos, + teams & drivers reports)

Tagliani finishes 18th following a late race pit stop incident

Alex Tagliani Pit StopFAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani finished 18th overall in Saturday night’s Round 7 of the IZOD IndyCar held under the spotlights at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Briscoe claims pole for Texas

His second of the 2010 season

Ryan Briscoe claimed his second pole position of 2010 in qualifying for the IndyCar Series’ Texas night race. The Penske driver’s speed of 215.273mph held on despite strong challenges from Ganassi’s Dario Franchitti and points leader Will Power (Penske), who completed the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Simona De Silvestro earns 2010 Indianapolis 500 Chase Rookie of the Year award

Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing rookie is honored

After a whirlwind 2 weeks of Pre-Indy 500 media activities, finally concluding it with a respectable 14th place finish, the momentum continues for Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing rookie driver Simona De Silvestro.  It was announced at the 2010 Indy 500 Awards Banquet that the talented 21 year old had been selected to be the recipient of the 2010 Indianapolis 500 Chase Rookie of the Year Award.

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May 30

Dario Franchitti wins his second Indy 500 (+video)

Top-10 Finish for Tagliani at the Indy 500

In a race that was played in the pit lane and where many on track incidents changed the course of the race, FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani stayed out of trouble to finish 10th in the Indy 500 race held Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Starting from fifth on the grid, the Canadian driver ran in the top four in the first segment of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Alex Tagliani & FAZZT Race Team Indianapolis 500 Race Sunday news (+ team practice report and race preview)

First practice laps at Indy in 2010 productive for Vision Racing
Conquest Racing drivers complete Rookie Orientation
Castroneves on top as Indy practice opens
Simona De Silvestro makes successful debut at IMS

Alex TaglianiHelio Castroneves was quickest again in the second day of practice for the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 held on Sunday, but Alex Tagliani said “The car is running great.” Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

De Silvestro goes nuclear

The girl is electric

Entergy Nuclear sponsors Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing #78 entryfor the 95th Running of the Indianapolis 500. With an average starting position of 13th, this Swiss IZOD IndyCar Series rookie has not only captured the attention and respect of her competitors, but the hearts of IndyCar fans as well so it makes sense that the second-largest provider of nuclear-generated electricity in the U.S., Entergy, would call upon the “Swiss Miss” to once again be the brand ambassador for “Nuclear Clean Air Energy.” Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

De Silvestro completes first oval race of the season (+result)

With many lessons learned

Many eyes were on Simona De Silvestro this weekend as the young rookie entered her first oval track race attempt at this weekend’s Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Briscoe ends Power domination in qualifying (+grid, + photos, + team reports)

Tagliani qualifies fifth in Kansas

A hailstorm followed by heavy rain delayed practice at Kansas Speedway and cars did not get underway for the sole practice until 15:30 pm, Eastern time. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

De Silvestro enters oval phase of the 2010 season

Young rookie prepares for ovals with a successful test

Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing’s Simona De Silvestro prepares to enter the oval racing phase of her IZOD IndyCar Series debut with this weekend’s Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway.  Read the rest of this entry »

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