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#57 Car Drivers

Get to Know This Close-Knit Group of Competitors

Team principal Jackie Heinricher has put together a stellar group of drivers with diverse backgrounds and plenty of on-the-track experience to compete in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Meet Ana, Simona and Katherine.

Ana Beatriz

Racer Rundown:
  • Born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Likes to jetski
  • Favorite song is “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
  • Devours sushi
  • Holds a degree in business administration
  • StockCar Brazil racer (2014-2018)
  • Raced with F1 drivers Rubens Barrichello, Ricardo Zonta, Antonio Pizzonia and Luciano Burti during first complete StockCar Brazil season (2014)
  • Finished 15th at the Indianapolis 500, racing for Ipiranga Dale Coyne Racing (2013)
  • Completed two IndyCar Series races with Andretti Autosport (2012)
  • Best Rookie/Woman race finish at her race debut in São Paulo
  • Best Rookie Qualified at the Indianapolis 500 (2010)

Ana Beatriz Ana Beatriz

Christina Nielsen

Racer Rundown:
  • Born in Hoersholm (north of Copenhagen) Denmark
  • Likes to hike, play tennis and anything that involves her closest friends
  • Favorite song is "Take the World by Storm" by Lukas Graham
  • Favorite food is sushi, but enjoys Asian food in general
  • Bachelor degree in marketing and management communication
  • 2x Champion in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship (2016 & 2017)
  • Made history as a woman by becoming the first to win a major professional sportscar championship in North America
  • Vice-Champion of the 2015 IMSA WeatherTech Championship
  • Competed at the 24 hours of Le Mans 3 times
  • Became a LEGO© model as a part of the "Speed Champions" products by LEGO© and being their spokesperson for one of their newest edition to the "LEGO© Technic" product line

Katherine Legge Katherine Legge

Katherine Legge

Racer Rundown:
  • Born in Guildford, England
  • Likes skiing, triathlons and yoga
  • Vegan
  • Inaugural STEM Ambassador for the Girl Scouts
  • Finished 2nd at both Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and Acura Grand Prix for Michael Shank Racing (2018)
  • First female driver to lead the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona (led twice)
  • Indianapolis 500 driver for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (2013)
  • Quickest on the final day of qualifying and 6th fastest in final Carb Day practice at the Indianapolis 500 (2013)
  • First woman to win a major open-wheel race in North America
  • Received the Lord Wakefield Trophy from RAC MSA for outstanding services to or performances in the sport (2006 & 2016)

Katherine Legge Katherine Legge

Simona De Silvestro

Racer Rundown:
  • Born in Thun, Switzerland
  • Nicknamed the Iron Maiden
  • Speaks English, French, German, Italian and Swiss-German
  • Capricorn
  • First woman to compete full-time in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship (2017)
  • First Formula E female full-time driver for Andretti Autosport (2016)
  • First woman to score points in a Formula E race (2016)
  • Finished 4th in New Orleans and 19th at the Indianapolis 500 (2015)
  • First IndyCar podium spot with Team KV (2013)
  • Fastest lap at São Paulo with HVM Racing (2011)
  • Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, Tony Renna Firestone Rising Star (2010)
  • Finished 3rd overall in Toyota Atlantic with four wins (2009)

Simona De Silvestro Simona De Silvestro
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