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Simona De Silvestro Takes 4th in IZOD IndyCar Rd1

3/27/2011

Congratulations to Simona De Silvestro on her impressive 4th place finish in today’s Round 1 Opener of the IZOD IndyCar series !!

From Karts to Indy Cars this native of Switzerland continues her quest of becoming open wheel racing’s next star. While brand names: Franchitti, Power, and Kanaan laid claim to the podium in today’s IZOD IndyCar series opener, it was this young racers run up from the 17th spot that was perhaps the real story of the day…

From the moment she climbed into a Go-Kart at the age of six, barely able to reach the pedals, Simona De Silvestro was destined to be behind the wheel of a race car. De Silvestro spent her early career honing her racing skills in Europe. 2003 and 2002 saw the youngster earn a second-place finish in the Trofeo Industria Parma, fifth in Wintercup Lonato and third in Primavera Lonato. She also finished seventh in the Swiss Championship, thirteenth in Kart-Cup Monaco and 2nd in the Bridgestone-Cup Switzerland. In 2004 she raced in the French Formula A Championship and finished fifteenth overall and in 2005 Simona finished twenty first in the Formula Renault 2000 Championship in Italy.

In 2006, Simona crossed the Atlantic over to the United States to pursue her open wheel dreams. That year she completed her first season in the Formula BMW USA championship collecting a victory at Lime Rock, six podiums and eleven top-10 finishes en route to a fourth-place finish in the overall point standings. She also scored two third-place finishes at the U.S. Grand Prix and made history by becoming the first woman to ever earn a podium result at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

To read more about this Notable Driver go to: www.simonadesilvestro.com/about.html

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