Posted October 30, 2012 on
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KV Racing Technology has signed Simona de Silvestro for the 2013 IndyCar season.
The Swiss driver will join Tony Kanaan for a two-car KV Racing effort next season. It will be the first time de Silvestro has had a teammate in IndyCar.
She will drive the No. 78 and will be sponsored by the Nuclear Clean Air Energy campaign.
She spent the last three seasons driving for HVM Racing, and last year with an underpowered Lotus engine. It made for a frustrating season in which de Silvestro completed just 45 percent of her laps.
Now she'll get a Chevrolet engine at KV, and a veteran teammate in Kanaan. The team also announced Imran Safiulla had joined as a team principal. Safiulla has supported de Silvestro's racing since 2006.
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After testing one of their cars yesterday at Barber Motorsports Park, Simona de Silvestro has now officially joined KV Racing Technology for the 2013 season.The "Swiss Missile" will be joining former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan to create a two-car program for Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser's group. She'll also bring her current Nuclear Clean Air Energy...
Simona de Silvestro may get a chance to find out what she can accomplish in a race car with better equipment.
KV Racing Technology said Tuesday it had signed the 24-year-old Swiss driver and will have a two-car operation with Tony Kanaan It will be the first time de Silvestro will have a teammate in IndyCar, where she has spent the last three seasons driving for single-car team...
The IZOD IndyCar Series has been heading in the wrong direction this past month, but a bit of positive news is Simona de Silvestro has signed with KV Racing for 2013.
The 24 year-old has raced the last three seasons with HVM. She will join fan favorite Tony Kanaan with KV as the duo could surprise some people next year or at least the few fans that will be attendance and tuning in...