Simona de Silvestro interview, Qualification Day #1, Indianapolis 500, 2011

I had a chance to interview Simone de Silvestro (@simdesilvestro) after her press conference. She qualified 24th today, and because the rain put a halt to all other qualification attempts, she is sitting in 24th, and cannot be bumped. I've been really impressed with de Silvestro getting back out into the car just two days after a fiery crash that saw her hit an outside wall, got airborne, flipped, and suffered second degree burns to her hands. If that had happened to most people, me included, I wouldn't get near a car for weeks, let alone climb back into one so I can go 224 mph. She's one of my new favorite drivers this year, just because of the intestinal fortitude it takes to get back on the horse after a fall.

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