IndyCar » I’m lucky to be here, admits de Silvestro

Simona de Silvestro has been talking about the wild ride she took during Thursday's practice session, and the burn injuries to her hands that might keep her out of the Indy 500.

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Frank G

May 21, 2011 4:38 AM

Yes, get well soon!
I don't understand... don't they wear gloves? I mean, if she got burnt, why only the hands were affected if the gloves are fire resistant as the rest of the stuff they wear?

pilsbury - Unregistered

May 21, 2011 8:38 AM

Of course Simona had gloves on, but they are much thinner than the race suit, you need to have dexterity with your hands. I hope she is okay, i genuinly think Simona is the quickest woman driver out there, i think she will get a win eventually.


May 21, 2011 12:41 PM

The gloves will not burn but they are not heat-proof, not insulated. They are not multi-layered as the rest of the suit because the added bulk would render the hands rather inflexible. Apparently they got fuel-soaked as well. Imagine the wick of an oil lamp. Lit. Very lucky woman.


May 21, 2011 3:36 PM

simona just passed danica on my women to root for list...heard a great interview with her expressing concerns about overcoming her fear before it gets too big to deal with.

after that ugly looking wreck she's still got a smile on her face...girl's got game

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