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Indy 500: Simona de Silvestro Earns ‘Swiss Missile’ Nickname

Indy 500 Sees Simona de Silvestro Qualify for Indy 500 After Bad CrashOn Thursday during her qualifying run for the Indy 500, Simona de Silvestro suffered a horrific crash, slamming into a safety wall, flipping several times and coming to rest with her car on fire.She suffered second and third-degree burns on her hands.But that didn't stop her from trying again on Saturday with her hands wrapped in bandages. And qualifying for the 24th spot in a backup car.The perseverance has effectively even given her a new nickname, "The Swiss Missile," shedding her previous "Swiss Miss" tag.Said De Silvestro, via the Boston Herald:“I was so scared, and it wasn’t so much the crash as the fire. And it was the second time this has happened to me. It ...

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