Tag Archive: Simona De Silvestro

Mar 18

Development continues ahead of season opener

Drivers quickly find speed with new aero bodywork

Verizon IndyCar logo Simona de Silvestro will test the Honda aero package for the first time next week at Sebring International Raceway in an Andretti Autosport-prepared car in preparation for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

She’s back: De Silvestro will open with Andretti

Fan favorite Simona De Silvestro is returning to the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Simona De SilvestroDe Silvestro, 26, will drive an Andretti Autosport Honda in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 27-29, the team announced. Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz also will drive Andretti Autosport-prepared cars in the 110-lap race (3 p.m. ET, ABC) that features the competition debut of aerodynamic bodywork kits supplied by Chevrolet and Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Simona de Silvestro drives Formula E car through Geneva

The last motor race to be held in Switzerland was at the circuit of Bremgarten, near Bern, in 1954

Debut run in Switzerland

Swiss fans got the chance to see the Formula E car in action for the first ever time when the fully-electric single-seater drove through the streets of Geneva. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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