De Silvestro keeps Andretti seat for NOLA

Simona de Silvestro will keep her Andretti Autosport seat for the second round of the IndyCar series at NOLA Motorsports Park.

The Swiss racer has joined the team for her return to IndyCar, but her schedule for the season is not yet confirmed, although she will drive a fifth entry for the team in the Indianapolis 500.

Andretti said on Tuesday de Silvestro will return to the car for the NOLA race after a difficult outing in St Petersburg.

"It's great to get another shot in the car and improve on everything we learned in St. Petersburg," de Silvestro said.

"I'm really looking forward to being able to work with everyone again and hopefully have a better race! I'm really thankful for all that Michael (Andretti) and everyone at Andretti Autosport have been doing to make all of this happen."

De Silvestro qualified in 11th place in season opener, but finished down in 18th position.

"Simona obviously didn't have the greatest outcome in St. Pete, but she was always up there fighting to get ahead," said team boss Michael Andretti.

"She proved herself both on and off the track. The great thing about Simona is that she keeps her head down and continues to push – she fights hard.

"We're happy to be able to bring her back for another round before the Indy 500."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Simona de Silvestro
Teams Andretti Autosport
Article type Breaking news