Simona De Silvestro, Porsche works driver

Born : September 1 1988

Biography Simona de Silvestro

Born: Thun, Switzerland
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Swiss-German
Hobbies: Golf, Tennis, Fitness, Music and Karting

Even as a youngster, Simona De Silvestro was passionate about motor racing. Since then, she has passed through many different professional motorsport formulas having started her career in karting, before moving to America at the age of 18. De Silvestro finished fourth in Formula BMW USA in 2006. She then raced in the Atlantic Championship and IndyCar Series. In 2010, she was named Rookie of the Year at the Indianapolis 500. In 2013, she finished second to earn a spot on the podium in Houston. She then had a brief foray into Formula 1 as an affiliated driver with the Sauber F1 Team in 2014. The Swiss woman has spent the last three years competing in the Australian Supercars Championship. De Silvestro is the first female Porsche works driver.

Simona De Silvestro, Porsche works driver
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
2019 : Simona de Silvestro joins the Porsche Formula E Project and becomes the first female Porsche test driver

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