De Silvestro Supercars livery unveiled

The covers have come off the livery that Simona de Silvestro will use for her first full-time Supercars campaign.

De Silvestro Supercars livery unveiled
Simona de Silvestro
The Nissan of Simona de Silvestro
Simona de Silvestro
The Nissan of Simona de Silvestro

The Swiss driver has inked a three-year deal with Nissan Motorsport, following two Bathurst 1000 starts, which makes her the first woman to race full-time in the series in four decades.

Her factory-backed Nissan Altima will carry major backing from retail giant Harvey Norman, which has backed the ‘Supergirls’ entry at Mount Panorama for the last two years.

“The car looks fantastic. Red goes faster, right?” said de Silvestro.

“It’s great to show off the Altima I will be racing this year, as well as announcing that Harvey Norman will be supporting me. Harvey Norman was with me at the last two Bathurst 1000’s, so it’s great to have them onboard again.”

De Silvestro has already had her first taste of the Altima at Winton, and is gearing up for the season-opener in Adelaide early next month.

“Everyone has been really welcoming to me since I arrived, so I can’t wait to get racing,” she added.

“We have started our testing programme, and I’m feeling really comfortable in the car and with the team.
“This season will be challenging, as it’s my first full year driving the Altima. But I have a great team around me, and I’m really looking forward to going racing at the Clipsal 500.”

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