Monday, February 17, 2014

Sauber takes a Flyer on De Silvestro!

Awoke to the news Friday morning that Sauber F1 has signed Indy Cars "Symona-Symona," (Simona de Silvestro) who I've had the pleasure of meeting in the flesh at Mother Speedway in 2012,  when she was gamely soldiering on with the woefully inadequate 'Loti lump!

Thus Sauber F1 has hired the 25yr old "Swiss Missile" as an Affiliated member of its racing team with the plans being to groom de Silvestro for a possible race  seat in Formula 1 for 2015. As this is great news for F1 in general, although it sounds like Sauber has written a new chapter in its long history and perhaps the Sergey Sirotkin  experiment is over?

Meanwhile, Grizzled Journo' Joe Saward has an interesting take upon whether Simona will be the right woman to crack the  Formula 1 barrier in 2015 - which would be some twenty-plus years since the last female contested a Grand Prix...