Simona de Silvestro will shortly make her Formula 1 test debut.
The 25-year-old female Swiss driver, best known for her Indycar experience, recently became “affiliated” with the Ferrari-powered Sauber team.
An IndyCar season that started with so much promise for Simona de Silvestro finally delivered a payoff for the Swiss driver.
She scored the first podium finish of her career Saturday with a second-place finish in the Grand Prix of Houston, becoming only the third woman in IndyCar history to make the podium, alongside Danica Patrick and Sarah Fisher.
Scott Dixon made the opening race of the Houston Grand Prix a Penske Racing nightmare, grabbing a series-best fourth victory while slicing a huge chunk off Helio Castroneves’ lead in the IndyCar championship race.
Dixon, who entered Saturday’s race trailing Castroneves by 49 points, cut his deficit to eight points heading into Sunday’s race. A sweep of the doubleheader through Reliant Park would put the New Zealander in control headed into the Oct. 19 finale at Fontana, California.