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Sauber: Female driver racing in 2015

2014-02-17 09:07

ANOTHER LADY FOR F1: Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn has confirmed Simona De Silvestro as an affiliated driver for 2015. Image: Sauber

LONDON, England - Sauber has signed up female driver Simona de Silvestro and is planning to have her racing in 2015.

The 25-year-old Swiss, an Indycar driver since 2010, has become "an affiliated driver" Sauber announced on February 14.

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She will undertake "track testing, simulator training and mental and physical preparation", the goal being "to gain her superlicence and prepare for a race seat in Formula 1 for 2015".

Sauber chief Monisha Kaltenborn, F1's first female team boss, said: "Simona's ambition is to enter Formula 1 in 2015."

Sauber's reserve driver for 2014 will be Giedo van der Garde, while Russian Sergey Sirotkin will be a test driver.

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