Justin Wilson on Simona De Silvestro
“Simona’s done fantastically in IndyCar. She’s by far the most competitive female driver there has been in the series. She races hard, there’s no giving up and there’s no soft side to her. She’s hard as nails and she makes it happen. Watch her through the corner and she is really hustling the car, so she’s not just point and squirt. Some drivers are a little slower in but get really good exits, whereas Simona pushes it in and pushes it out of the corner, too.
“She certainly has the talent to do it. I’d be very interested to see how she gets on because she has got the grit and determination to do whatever it takes to make this work.
“When she was in IndyCar the focus was always on performance and results then whatever else came after that. She’s not there for the lifestyle, she’s there to win. I hope it works out for her.”
Former Minardi and Jaguar F1 driver turned IndyCar racer