What happened to Simona De Silvestro at Indy 500?
On 22 May 2010, she qualified in the 22nd position for the 2010 Indianapolis 500. She finished the race in 14th position, and earned Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year honors. She suffered a burned right hand after a fiery crash at the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway on 5 June 2010.
How old is Silvestro?
33 years (September 1, 1988)
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Did Simona Silvestro finish Indy 500?
Has Simona de Silvestro won the Indy 500? Simona de Silvestro has competed in 6 Indy 500s, with a best finish of 14th. She drove for Paretta Autosport in 2021, the first female-dominated team in Indy 500 history. De Silvestro finished 31st.
What car number is Simona De Silvestro?
As the final seconds of the first qualifying day counted down, De Silvestro and Paretta Autosport wheeled out the No. 16 car for one last lap.
Is there a woman driving in the Indianapolis 500 today?
No women are currently competing in Indy Lights, and Mann says a large part of that is due to lack of funding. “It’s not so much as we need new female IndyCar drivers now, but we need these racers to have the opportunities to climb the ladder,” Mann said.
What place did the female driver finish in the Indy 500?
She was named Indy 500 Rookie of the Year and also went on to win IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year as well, finishing 12th in the points standings and recording seven top-10 finishes.
How did Simona de Silvestro finish?
Simona’s Road To Indy Finished eighth in Atlantic Championship for Newman Wachs Racing with a win at Long Beach, becoming the second woman in series history to win a race.
Are there any female drivers in the Indy 500?
There are no female drivers in the IndyCar developmental system and veterans like de Silvestro and Pippa Mann, who hasn’t ruled out a comeback, are still the ones getting Indy opportunities. Once they get it, the women know they have to make the most of their chance.
Who is the female driver at the Indianapolis 500 this year?
Simona De Silvestro
IndyStar photojournalist documents IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro and female-led team Paretta Autosport as they make their mark in the Indy 500, both on and off the track.
Who is the girl driving in the Indianapolis 500?
On Sunday, Beth Paretta and Simona de Silvestro and their majority-women team will mark another series of firsts: Together they are the first female owner (Paretta), female driver (de Silvestro) and female-led crew to compete together at the Indy 500, one of the world’s most famous races.
Is there a female driver in the Indianapolis 500 this year?
De Silvestro is the only female in the field of 33 for this year’s Indy 500, and as a member of Peretta Autosport, this is the first time ever a female driver and female owner have qualified for the Indianapolis 500 together. De Silvestro is proud to be a part of history.