HVM Racing locks in Simona de Silvestro
HVM Racing has confirmed Simona de Silvestro as its driver for the entire IZOD IndyCar Series season this year.
The 21-year-old tested for the team last year after finishing third in the Atlantic Championship.
“Racing in the IZOD IndyCar Series, alongside the class of competition that I will be racing with, is a true honor,” said de Silvestro.
“I am very grateful for this opportunity and for the type of team that I will have alongside me. I am equally grateful for the support that I have from my sponsors, family, friends and fans. I am very eager for my debut.”
HVM Racing team owner Keith Wiggins said that de Silvestro impressed the team from the very first test day.
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“From the first day of the first test, we knew she could drive,” Wiggins said.
“The longer we worked with her, the more she impressed us. I think she has a great future in this series.”