Simona de Silvestro press conference, Pole Day, Indianapolis 500 2011

Simona de Silvestro's press conference after she qualified #24 on Pole Day. The rains came right after she finished, and they managed to stick around long enough to prevent any other qualification attempts, so she sits safely at 24th. Tomorrow, drivers are competing for the remaining 9 spots. Simona impressed an awful lot of people after climbing back into the car, just 2 days — less than 48 hours — after crashing into an outside wall, getting airborne, and flipping, suffering 2nd degree burns on her hands. She got back in the car and qualified at 224.392 mph.

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