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Simona De Silvestro, of Switzerland, steers a Sauber F1 2012 during a training session at Ferrari's Fiorano test track, near Modena, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Simona de Silvestro is an affiliated driver with Sauber this year with a goal of competing for a Formula One seat in 2015. The Swiss driver 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. The 25-year-old De Silvestro has been spending this year testing, participating in simulator training and preparing for the mental and physical demands of F1. Sauber says the goal is to help De Silvestro earn her F1 super license and prepare for a seat in 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

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Simona De Silvestro, of Switzerland, sits in the cockpit of a Sauber F1 2012 during a training session at Ferrari's Fiorano test track, near Modena, Italy, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Simona de Silvestro is an affiliated driver with Sauber this year with a goal of competing for a Formula One seat in 2015. The Swiss driver 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. The 25-year-old De Silvestro has been spending this year testing, participating in simulator training and preparing for the mental and physical demands of F1. Sauber says the goal is to help De Silvestro earn her F1 super license and prepare for a seat in 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

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Simona De Silvestro, of Switzerland, is seen in a rearview mirror of a Sauber F1 2012 during a training session at Ferrari's Fiorano test track, near Modena, Italy, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Simona de Silvestro is an affiliated driver with Sauber this year with a goal of competing for a Formula One seat in 2015. The Swiss driver 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. The 25-year-old De Silvestro has been spending this year testing, participating in simulator training and preparing for the mental and physical demands of F1. Sauber says the goal is to help De Silvestro earn her F1 super license and prepare for a seat in 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

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Simona De Silvestro, of Switzerland, steers a Sauber F1 2012 during a training session at Ferrari's Fiorano test track, near Modena, Italy, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Simona de Silvestro is an affiliated driver with Sauber this year with a goal of competing for a Formula One seat in 2015. The Swiss driver 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. The 25-year-old De Silvestro has been spending this year testing, participating in simulator training and preparing for the mental and physical demands of F1. Sauber says the goal is to help De Silvestro earn her F1 super license and prepare for a seat in 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

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Simona De Silvestro, of Switzerland, steers a Sauber F1 2012 during a training session at Ferrari's Fiorano test track, near Modena, Italy, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Simona de Silvestro is an affiliated driver with Sauber this year with a goal of competing for a Formula One seat in 2015. The Swiss driver 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. The 25-year-old De Silvestro has been spending this year testing, participating in simulator training and preparing for the mental and physical demands of F1. Sauber says the goal is to help De Silvestro earn her F1 super license and prepare for a seat in 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

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Simona De Silvestro, of Switzerland, steers a Sauber F1 2012 during a training session at Ferrari's Fiorano test track, near Modena, Italy, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Simona de Silvestro is an affiliated driver with Sauber this year with a goal of competing for a Formula One seat in 2015. The Swiss driver 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. The 25-year-old De Silvestro has been spending this year testing, participating in simulator training and preparing for the mental and physical demands of F1. Sauber says the goal is to help De Silvestro earn her F1 super license and prepare for a seat in 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

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Simona De Silvestro, of Switzerland, sits in the cockpit of a Sauber F1 2012 during a training session at Ferrari's Fiorano test track, near Modena, Italy, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Simona de Silvestro is an affiliated driver with Sauber this year with a goal of competing for a Formula One seat in 2015. The Swiss driver 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. The 25-year-old De Silvestro has been spending this year testing, participating in simulator training and preparing for the mental and physical demands of F1. Sauber says the goal is to help De Silvestro earn her F1 super license and prepare for a seat in 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

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Simona De Silvestro, of Switzerland, poses next to a Sauber F1 2012 prior to a training session at Ferrari's Fiorano test track, near Modena, Italy, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Simona de Silvestro is an affiliated driver with Sauber this year with a goal of competing for a Formula One seat in 2015. The Swiss driver 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. The 25-year-old De Silvestro has been spending this year testing, participating in simulator training and preparing for the mental and physical demands of F1. Sauber says the goal is to help De Silvestro earn her F1 super license and prepare for a seat in 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

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Simona De Silvestro, of Switzerland, poses prior to a training session at Ferrari's Fiorano test track, near Modena, Italy, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Simona de Silvestro is an affiliated driver with Sauber this year with a goal of competing for a Formula One seat in 2015. The Swiss driver 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. The 25-year-old De Silvestro has been spending this year testing, participating in simulator training and preparing for the mental and physical demands of F1. Sauber says the goal is to help De Silvestro earn her F1 super license and prepare for a seat in 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS With hands wrapped in gauze, Simona de Silvestro dines on lobster in Boston while promoting IndyCar's race at New Hampshire in August. She plans to wear a streamlined version of the hand protection during the Indianapolis 500.