Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
24
Points
1212
Penalty 25
Average Qualifying Position 21.1
Average finishing Position 20.3

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 last year when she joined Nissan Motorsport.

De Silvestro had two forays in a Supercar as a wildcard at Bathurst in 2015 and ’16.

Their 2015 effort was the first all-female entry at Mount Panorama since Melinda Price and Kerryn Brewer in 1998, and they finished 14th one year later aboard a Nissan.

A maiden season in Supercars was about learning the championship, its cars and circuits, with De Silvestro recording a best race result of 13th and grid position of 14th.

An impressive run at Bathurst looked set to net a top 10 finish before a late crash, while De Silvestro shone in Newcastle, enjoying the level playing field of a new circuit.

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.

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

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 23 18 18
Race 2 › 25 18 16
Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 26 26 23
Race 4 › 20 23 24
Race 5 › 18 23 25
Race 6 › 19 16 24
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 24 22 24
Race 8 › 23 21 24
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 9 › 24 24 24
Race 10 › 19 22 24
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 11 › 15 15 23
Race 12 › 21 12 22
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 23 22 22
Race 14 › 21 23 22
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 24 22 22
Race 16 › 17 17 22
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 23 25 22
Race 18 › 16 22 22
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 16 19 22
Race 20 › 17 20 22
Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 ›
Race 21 › 23 14 22
OTR SuperSprint - The Bend ›
Race 22 › 21 23 22
Race 23 › 21 23 22
RABBLE.club Sandown 500 ›
Race 24 › 26 26 25
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 26 14 24
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 18 18 24
ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 28 › 26 21 24
Race 29 › 16 18 24

Vehicle detail

Nissan Altima
ENGINE: V8
Drive Racing and Team Harvey Norman

Nissan Motorsport enters its sixth Supercars season with the Altima in 2018, keen to regroup from a trying ’17.

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