There have been plenty of talented female racers over the years, and one who is steadily gaining in prominence, Switzerland’s Simona De Silvestro, will be available to offer advice and answer questions as she becomes the latest Online Driving Instructor for the Road Racing Drivers Club’s www.SAFEisFAST.com website.
Questions for De Silvestro can be posted to the website throughout this
week. Her answers will be available from next Monday, Jan. 20.
SAFEisFAST.com is a free online resource featuring video tutorials on a
wide variety of topics including safety, fitness, mental skills, race
craft, career development, sponsorship, marketing and more to assist the
careers of drivers in all forms of racing. De Silvestro will become the
latest top-line professional to be featured on the popular “Ask A Pro”
section which previously has featured Formula 1 World Champion Jenson
Button, two-time Le Mans winner Alexander Wurz and Indianapolis 500
champions Dario Franchitti and Gil de Ferran, as well as fitness guru
Jim Leo and mental preparation expert Dr. Jacques Dallaire. Since its
launch, there have been over a half-million views of the online
tutorials from visitors representing more than 130 countries. The videos
are available to a global audience with the inclusion of
closed-captions in 71 different languages.
“I’m really excited to be part of the SAFEisFAST program,” said De
Silvestro. “Hopefully with all I’ve done until now and with what I’ve
learned through racing, I’ll be able to help some younger drivers pursue
their dream of becoming a racecar driver. It was an honor to be invited
to join the Road Racing Drivers Club this year and I’m flattered to be
asked to participate in “Ask a Pro.” I’m really looking forward to the
questions and hope that my knowledge of the sport is helpful to