Simona de Silvestro qualified for Indy 500

The Swiss driver secured her sixth start at the Indy 500 with the Penske women's team Paretta Autosport in the second qualifying session.

23. May 2021
Simona de Silvestro qualified for Indy 500
Photo: Richard Pardon / Porsche

Together with Sage Karam and Will Power, Simona de Silvestro grabbed the final grid spot for the 2021 edition of the Indycar classic in the second Indy 500 qualifying session, known as Bump Day.

Under the banner of the “Paretta Autosport” team, Penske provided a 700-horsepower Dallara Chevrolet for the project, which Indycar owner Roger Penske hopes will continue to promote female racers in the Indycar series.

Retired on Bump Day today were Charlie Kimball and R. C. Enerson. The Indy 500 starts next Sunday, May 30.