Paretta Autosport made their NTT IndyCar Series race debut on the biggest motorsport stage on the planet last Sunday when Simona De Silvestro started the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
The team have a technical partnership with Team Penske and it was the first time in Indianapolis 500 history that a female team had female mechanics go across the wall to service the car.
While there was disappointment with the end result as Simona retired from the race, the team gained valuable race running experience which bodes well for the future.
The team didn’t only gain race experience, they also gained new female fans.
There were huge cheers when Simona was introduced to the fans at driver introductions on Sunday.
The team did a wonderful job and be proud of the progress they made in just four months since the inception of the team by owner and team boss Beth Paretta and her team.
There may be no imminent plans for races with the team, however this does not mean that the team are done this season, far from it. The team has confirmed that they will race again this season but that will they will make the announcement at a later date.
What the team achieved on Sunday is remarkable given the fact that they didn’t exist in January.
We will see Paretta Autosport again this season, it’s not a matter of if but a matter when we see the team back on the grid in 2021!