According to Houston Grand Prix Simona de Silvestro, the 2013 IndyCari finished third in the final race of the year, and KV Racing’s truck owners fought back.
“I! You need to hire me!” The Swiss couriers told their bosses. They were looking to be deposited for Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan, who formally announced one day before the teams were leaving. De Silvestro was not on the short list for his seat.
She finished the next two races with KV Racing – one and only time with the team – and was next in her four IndyCar races. She made three starts in 2015 after beating for Michael Andretti, and was the only woman in the Indianapolis 500 last year, shooting in the all-female Paretta Autosport team.
The road back to regular riding has been long and curved, and Sylvester will make his first start of the IndyCar season on Sunday at the America Road in Wisconsin. This is the first time three types of Paretta Autosport plans eligible this season: and de Sylvester will join Tatiana Calderon in the field as two IndyCar women entering multiple events for the first time since 2013.
“It’s a shame the last two years have been a long time since we’ve been ranked among any top single seaters,” said Calderon, who will make his fifth start of the season at AJ Foyt Racing. The Colombian’s best goal was 15 on the road to Indianapolis; she only fights in the way and the ways.
“There are women who can compete against men in a very competitive championship.” “I hope at the same time I’m able to keep that momentum going and see more women.”
De Silvestro can’t help thinking what would have happened if the farm and political cycle had been a little different in 2013. His lowest goal in the last nine cycles of that season was 14th and he closed out with five consecutive top 10s. . In the final point stat, he was 13th — including Sebastien Bourdais, the driver who replaced Kanaan in KV Racing, and Josef Newgarden, who was in his second season in IndyCari and was on the road to stardom.
“There’s definitely a lot of difference in the money and speed,” said Tde Silvestro, who is 33. “In the 13th, I finished in front of Joseph in the championship. I’m done going to Penske and the next two seasons I won the championship. I need to get the right shot. I need to get people behind you those who truly desire to support you.
“I think as a woman we get opportunities, but sometimes I think really fast when we have a little bit of a bad time. So the support is not really right away. I think with some guys, they get more chances at it.”
The United Way will start the IndyCar 70 and Woodland’s IndyCar curriculum, which is owned by motorsports executive Beth Paretta, and plans to return to Mid-Ohio in Nashville next month in August. He advanced to the Atlantic Road final in 2008 at the America Championship.
The team last year at Indiana was supported by Roger Penske, who wanted to be a woman on the field, and Paretta intends to lead the team only with the women’s staff. This year’s version is comprised of 60% women, but is based on a partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing.
“We’re so happy to be returning to the IndyCararum Series and work on the road and road races,” Paretta said. “It is a great opportunity for us to learn and develop as a team with new venues, new fans, new challenges. We have to promote if we’re going to be successful.”
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