Simona De Silvestro

Nationality

Swiss

Age

27

Team 

Amlin Andretti

Simona de Silvestro joined the single-seater ranks in 2005 competing in Formula Renault Italy. She then made the switch to Formula BMW in the US picking up a solitary victory and ending the year fourth in the standings.

The highly-rated Swiss driver turned heads in the Champ Car Atlantic series and later in her debut season in IndyCar, matching the likes of Nigel Mansell, Jacques Villeneuve and Juan Pablo Montoya when she was named Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year in 2010. Further success followed as Silvestro became the first woman to claim a road course podium in 2013, when she crossed the line second in Houston.

But Silvestro’s focus was soon on making it in Formula 1 and in 2014 she linked up with Sauber, testing a two-year-old car at Fiorano in April of that year. She has since returned to compete in IndyCar for the 2015 season.

Simona de Silvestro started her Formula E career at the last round of the championship in London. After a successful outing with the Andretti team they decided to sign her up for the second season.