Sauber and De Silvestro split due toe financial reasons

  • Published on 01 Oct 2014 14:39
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Simona de Silvestro's road to formula one appears to have ended. Until now, the 25-year-old female Swiss driver was a Sauber tester, testing one of the Hinwil based team's older cars with unique 'Clean Air Energy' branding.

The former Indycar driver had also been linked with a F1 debut in Friday morning practice in Austin next month, but Speed Week reports that De Silvestro's management and Sauber have now split. "Simona's driving programme will not continue for financial reasons," a spokesman for the Swiss team confirmed. "Everyone who has worked with Simona over the past six months is very disappointed. We are currently examining other possibilities," the spokesman is quoted as saying. (GMM)

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  • I am very sorry to learn of this development, but know that nobody would have worked harder than the genuinely nice people at Sauber to accommodate Simona. I had hopes of maybe one day seeing Simona, Suzie Wolff and Danica Patrick (for Haas) all on the track in F1 cars at one time, taking it to the guys and enlivening a huge potential fan base of modern women with their own money to spend.

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    • Oct 2 2014 - 14:10

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