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Simona de Silvestro to join Sauber F1 team as affiliated driver

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Simona de Silvestro has joined the Sauber F1 team fold with the target of securing her super licence and preparing for a 2015 race-seat.

The Swiss speedy has spent the last four years racing in IndyCar, and scored her first career podium in October with a second-place finish at Houston. It was the first podium finish for a woman on a road course in IndyCar.

“This is a major step towards me achieving a life-long dream and I’m so happy to have the opportunity to take this step with such a great team,” de Silvestro said.

“Sauber is a team with a legacy and the only Swiss team in Formula 1, which I think makes this even more exciting.

“I can’t thank Monisha Kaltenborn and Peter Sauber enough for their support and belief in my abilities and for giving me this chance.

“I’m thrilled to have this extremely unique platform on which to prepare myself to take on the challenge.”

Team boss Monisha Kaltenborn added: “After four years in IndyCar, Simona’s ambition is to enter Formula 1 in 2015.

“We regard her as a very talented race driver, and we, therefore, decided to take her on board as an ‘affiliated driver’ and support her on her way to the pinnacle of motorsport.”

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