Simona de Silvestro impressive, but not F1 calibre

Simona de Silvestro is arguably the best female road racer to drive in a top flight open wheel series. She’s approachable and thoughtful in interviews and she always lets her results on track speak for themselves rather than using her gender as a selling point.
Since 2005, De Silvestro has delivered six wins, four poles, 16 podiums, and four fastest laps in 231 starts in nine seasons of open wheel competition beginning in Formula Renault Italy. It’s difficult to find any female racer with better credentials competing in a top open wheel series.
Simona de Silvestro poses at the Sauber headquarters in Hinwil, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. She will be an affiliated driver with Sauber this year with a goal of competing for a Formula One seat in 2015. (Ennio Leanza/AP Photo)