Simona De Silvestro is returning to IndyCar.
De Silvestro, 26, will drive an Andretti Autosport Honda in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 27-29. Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz also will drive Andretti Autosport cars.
De Silvestro will join the team on March 16-17 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham (Alabama) for the initial full-scale team testing of the road/street and short oval aero kits.
“I feels really special to be back in IndyCar; I have some unfinished business here,” de Silvestro said in an interview at the Andretti Autosport shop. “I am very excited to be joining Andretti Autosport and to become part of a team with such a successful history. It feels special to have been given this opportunity to drive for them. I also want to thank (team owner) Michael (Andretti) for believing in me and I can’t wait to start working with the team.”