Women-led race team gearing up to run in Indianapolis 500

Simona de Silvestro, take a look at and improvement driver for the TAG Heuer Porsche Method E Workforce. (AP)


INDIANAPOLIS — Beth Paretta and Simona de Silvestro will be teaming up to place a further woman on the Indianapolis five hundred starting grid this May.

They will also be receiving some help — from other girls and IndyCar’s most successful proprietor.

On Tuesday, Paretta Autosport and IndyCar officers introduced they would perform together to place a predominantly girls-operate group in the series’ biggest race as section of an outreach to build more range in motorsports.

“Today is the commencing of a commitment to gender fairness in activity, to encourage girls to perform challenging so they can gain their seat at the table or spot on the grid,” Paretta mentioned in a assertion. “IndyCar has been a chief and a welcoming location for girls for many a long time since of

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