Sauber: Female driver racing in 2015

2014-02-17 09:07

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.


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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  • Uwe Klopfer - 2014-02-17 10:11

    i am not one that think woman shouldn't be in F1 or that they cannot be competitive in F1. If they are good enough they can do it. but the switch from indycar to F1 is unsuccessful 99% of the time. Montoya had reasonable success (consuidering he had a very decent car) and the other one is of course one time F1 champion Villeneuve, but also in a dominant car it must be said. Will she fail ? More than likely..because she is a woman ? No...because she is from indycar ? Yes

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