Simona De Silvestro and the Most Successful Female Formula 1 Drivers

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Simona De Silvestro and the Most Successful Female Formula 1 Drivers
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Simona de Silvestro is the latest in a short line of women to be considered for a drive in Formula One.

Last week, the Swiss Indycar driver was announced as an "affiliated driver" by the Sauber team.

She will take part in certain test events with an initial aim of acquiring an FIA Super Licencewhich is necessary if a driver wishes to actually race in F1.

If she does make it, she'll be the first female driver since Giovanna Amati in 1992, and only the sixth ever.

Here are eight women, including the five who made it, in order of the success they had in F1 cars.

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