De Silvestro at home in Switzerland County

Posted on: September 30, 2011 | Comments(5) | Drivers | By: Kate

It hasn’t been too long since Simona de Silvestro visited her home country of Switzerland, and on Sept. 29 a little taste of home was a nice treat for the IZOD IndyCar Series driver who has been nicknamed the “Swiss Missile.”

Simona de Silvestro visits Switzerland

Simona de Silvestro visits Switzerland

De Silvestro visited Vevay, Ind., a small town in Switzerland County. She visited a Swiss bed and breakfast, investigated the downtown history and went to Ogle Haus Inn, a landmark in town. Some of the locals who showed up shared their heritage with de Silvestro.

Not all was familiar to her, however. De Silvestro had the opportunity to blow into an alphorn, the national instrument of Switzerland.

“I had never tried one, so that was pretty fun,” de Silvestro said. “It took me a while to figure out how to do it. But then when I figured it out it was fun. But it was pretty funny, I made some funny faces while trying.”


There are 5 comments for this post.

  1. Jeff Indianapolis on October 1, 2011 11:00 am
    Jeff Indianapolis

    When Simona tried to return to Indianapolis, the customs people wouldn’t let her across the Switzerland County line.

  2. Edward Cavallero on October 1, 2011 11:46 am
    Edward Cavallero

    Thats Great! Im glad Simona found a little bit of home away from home in Indiana! She Deserves it! Makes things fun and interesting for her during a race week! I hope she does Great at Kentucky! And i will be Rooting for her! GO SIMONA!

  3. Don on October 1, 2011 4:27 pm

    Blowing on a alphorn is always good practice for oral sex!

  4. Philip27 on October 2, 2011 3:53 am

    Don, shame on you for saying that!!! LOL!!! jk

    Besides, she’s single…

    Great to see Simona having fun!!!

  5. Randy on October 2, 2011 9:43 am

    Jeff, That is really funny about the customs folks in Indy

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