2010 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, Simona De Silvestro will be returning to HVM Racing in 2011, according to team officials. “
When we started this season we could not have anticipated the challenges we would face, both financially and on track, with incidents and equipment damage. However we could not also have anticipated the development of Simona in such a short period. The team and driver showed what is possible." said HVM Racing owner Keith Wiggins, "Now it is time to put 2010 behind us and do the job properly in 2011. This team knows how to win and we are focused on getting the right package together to move forward."
Switzerland native De Silvestro, who quickly became a fan favorite, finished 19th in the season Championship. “We have tremendous chemistry as a team and money can't buy that. I am thankful for the chance Keith [Wiggins] gave me this year and for Imran’s [Safiulla] support." the 22-year-old said, "The whole team has come a long way. We faced a lot of adversity, yet we remained strong and that speaks to the character and cohesiveness of our team and my supporters. We have proved we can run up front, despite the funding challenges from sponsorship short falls.”