Shattering the glass ceiling
Indycar podium finisher Simona De Silvestro has signed to race Supercars in Australia for three years, starting in 2017. The team for which the 2010 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year will drive for is yet to be confirmed, with De Silvestro making the unprecedented move of signing with Supercars itself. However, Nissan - which has recently recommitted to Supercars until the end of 2018 - has entered an Altima for De Silvestro and co-driver Renee Gracie at this year’s Bathurst 1000. The 28-year-old Swiss international last year raced in the Formula E series, but will switch to Supercars full time from 2017.