Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
20
Points
937
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 20.4
Average finishing Position 17.9

biography

Date of birth
01/09/1988 (Age 30)
Place of birth
Thun, Switzerland
Lives
Gold Coast, Queensland
Status
Single
Outside of Racing
Golf, Tennis, Fitness, Music and Karting
Personal Vehicle
Nissan Pathfinder
Engineer
Chris Stuckey
Follow Simona De Silvestro

Swiss-born racer Simona De Silvestro became the first full-time female driver in the Supercars era in 2017 when she joined Nissan Motorsport.

That followed a pair of Bathurst wildcard appearances in 2015 and '16 with Renee Gracie, the first all-female entry at Mount Panorama since Melinda Price and Kerryn Brewer in 1998.

After finishing 14th at Bathurst in 2016, De Silvestro got stuck into learning Supercars full-time, recording best race and grid positions of 13th and 14th in '17.

De Silvestro's second season included a maiden top 10 finish, in Newcastle's finale, as she looks ahead to 2019 with the rebranded Kelly Racing.

Before entering Supercars, De Silvestro was a regular in Formula E and IndyCar across 2015 and ’16 though Andretti Autosport.

De Silvestro claimed a podium at Houston in 2013 during her time in IndyCar, and was named Rookie of the Year in the Indianapolis 500 in 2010.

Despite being born in Europe, De Silvestro's focus from early in her career was the US, making her car racing debut in Formula BMW USA in 2006.

Having also tested with the Sauber Formula 1 team in 2014, De Silvestro is passionate about about encouraging women in motorsport, whether behind the wheel or in pitlane.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Superloop Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 21 15 15
Race 2 › 19 16 16
Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 20 18 17
Race 4 › 21 19 17
Race 5 › 23 17 17
Race 6 › 19 21 17
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 23 21 19
Race 8 › 23 21 20
WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 9 › 21 16 20
Race 10 › 23 18 20
PIRTEK Perth SuperNight ›
Race 11 › 17 12 20
Race 12 › 16 12 20
Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 22 23 20
Race 14 › 22 23 20
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 22 19 19
Race 16 › 18 20 20
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 18 19 20
Race 18 › 23 10 20
Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 20 › 19 19 20
Race 19 › 17 18 20

Vehicle detail

Nissan Altima
ENGINE: V8
Team Harvey Norman & RABBLE.club Racing

The Kelly Racing name returns to Supercars in 2019, following the end of Nissan's factory backing of the Altima program.

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