Simona de Silvestro Tag

By IMSA Wire Service – Speeds continued to climb on the second day of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona under Chamber of Commerce weather conditions in front of a huge crowd at Daytona International Speedway. Jonathan Bomarito ended Saturday atop the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship time charts by the slimmest of margins, posting a best lap of 1 minute, 34.533 seconds in the No. 55 Mazda Team Joest RT24-P Daytona Prototype international (DPi). Bomarito’s time, which came under the bright lights of the 3.56-mile circuit Saturday night,Read More
Simona de Silvestro will lead an all-female wildcard entry in October’s Bathurst 1000. The IndyCar veteran will be partnered with V8 Supercars Dunlop Series standout Renee Gracie to drive a third entry for Prodrive Racing Australia, who fields entries for current V8 Supercars points leader Mark Winterbottom and defending Bathurst champ Chaz Mostert. “The Bathurst 1000 race was actually the first V8 supercars race that I ever watched and it looked amazing,” said de Silvestro. “The track looks great from what I have seen on TV. It looks really challengingRead More
Simona de Silvestro has escaped injury following a fire during today’s practice session for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Her #29 TE Connectivity Honda/Dallara started trailing smoke as she was leaving the pit road warm up lane in turn 2. The smoke soon erupted into a fire and she coasted to stop in turn 3 and climbed from the car unharmed. Andretti Autosport discovered that the fuel buckeye was stuck open and allowed ethanol to leak out and heat from the exhaust headers ignited the fire. The teamRead More

Posted On April 7, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

De Silvestro to Pilot the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda at NOLA

Following last week’s announcement that Simona de Silvestro would become Andretti Autosport’s fifth entry for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the team confirmed today the Swiss racer will be back with the four-time IndyCar champions for the second round of Verizon IndyCar Series competition this weekend in New Orleans. The 26-year-old will once again pilot the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda for the inaugural event to be held at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, LA. “It’s great to get another shot in the car and improve on everythingRead More

Posted On April 2, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Andretti Enters Simona for Indy 500

Global technology company TE Connectivity has expanded its relationship with Andretti Autosport to field an entry at the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 for Simona de Silvestro. The only female driver currently confirmed to qualify for the 500-mile race, the 26-year-old will take the wheel of the No. 29 TE Connectivity Honda. The Swiss-born driver unveiled her Indy 500 livery today at The Franklin Institute, located in the heart of Philadelphia, where she joined TE Connectivity representatives to discuss STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiatives in racing with localRead More
Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power made contact in the closing laps of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Posted On March 29, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Montoya Holds Off Power in Grand Prix of St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sunday, March 29, 2015) – Juan Pablo Montoya held off Team Penske teammate and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power over the final 27 laps to win the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg by 0.9930 of a second. Montoya held a 3.3-second advantage over Power following an exchange of final pit stops on Laps 81 and 82, but Power closed to within 0.6147 of a second on Lap 100 and was sizing up his best opportunity to attempt a pass of Montoya’s No. 2Read More
Firestone Grand Prix, St. Petersburg, FL

Posted On March 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete Qualifying Results

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Qualifying Saturday for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.8 mile(s) St.  Petersburg street circuit, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (1) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.6931 (106.767) 2. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.7252 (106.710) 3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.8356 (106.517) 4. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.8532 (106.486) 5. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 01:01.1496 (105.970) 6. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 01:01.1545 (105.961) 7. (10) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 01:01.1182 (106.024) 8.Read More
Justin Wilson, Verizon IndyCar

Posted On March 27, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Andretti Autosport Tabs Wilson for Indy

Andretti Autosport confirmed today that Justin Wilson will join its Verizon IndyCar Series program for part of the 2015 season. The 36-year-old veteran driver will pilot the No. 25 Honda for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis as well as the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Wilson has competed in the Verizon IndyCar Series for 11 seasons, totaling seven wins, 26 podium finishes, eight pole positions and 700 laps led. “I’m thrilled to be joining Andretti Autosport,” said Wilson. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for me and this should be aRead More
Jimmie Johnson celebrates at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a burnout after winning the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, adding to his legacy with career victory No. 71. Just five behind NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt on the all-time wins list.

Posted On March 5, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Episode XVIII 03/04

Adam Tate & Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing) are teamed with the duo of Christopher DeHarde(Motorsports.com) and Josh Farmer (Motorsport Monday), breaking down the latest news in auto racing. The gang will be joined by special guest Brian Carroccio from AR1 with the latest on IndyCar and Formula One news. NASCAR gears up to hit Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with fresh faces in new places they break down Brett Moffitt’s incredible run with Michael Waltrip Racing at Atlanta this past weekend, Jimmie Johnson’s win, and much more. So click the linkRead More

Posted On February 26, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Episode XVII 02/25

Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing), Christohpher DeHarde (Motorsport.com), and Josh Farmer (Motorsport Monday) break down the 57th Annual Daytona 500, the rest of Speedweeks, the latest IndyCar news, and much more. Joey Logano gave Team Penske its second win in The Great American Race, how does it rank among the greats? Plus, how did Matt Crafton do standing in for Kyle Busch, and who is replacing him at Atlanta? Simona de Silvestro was rumored for an IndyCar seat at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, but after the team went with James Jakes sheRead More