HVM Racing Toronto Qualifying Report

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Simona De Silvestro Ready to Make Her Return in the Honda Indy Toronto

After a tough month and a half, Simona De Silvestro is back in the cockpit of the No. 78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car for the Honda Indy Toronto this weekend.

Simona de Silvestro, HVM Racing
Simona de Silvestro, HVM Racing

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

De Silvestro and the HVM crew arrived in Toronto with a focus on putting the past behind them and aiming for the success they saw at the beginning of the 2011 season. The team made steady improvements with each practice session of the weekend, which saw the entire field separated by less than one second, leading up to Saturday afternoon's qualifying attempt.

The run was solid, however just not enough to advance into the second round of qualifying. De Silvestro will start P17 for Sunday's race.

"In our qualifying attempt, we gambled a little bit with the tires but it was just something to try," she said. "There are a couple of things we have to change on the Nuclear Clean Air Energy car, but it felt pretty strong. That's going to be a good thing for the race tomorrow. It will be about being consistent and not making mistakes. If we can do that, we'll have a good finish."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eric Gilbert , Simona de Silvestro
Teams HVM Racing
Tags de silvestro, exhibition place, hvm racing, indycar, izod, toronto