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Wealthy industrialist backing de Silvestro and Sauber test

(L to R) Imran Safiulla, Keith Wiggins, Simona De Silvestro, John Herron and Olivier Picquenot Simone de Silvestro's debut Formula 1 test for Sauber at Fiorano was funded by wealthy industrialist Imran Safiulla. At the weekend, the Swiss team headed to engine supplier Ferrari's private test circuit, Fiorano, to give the 'affiliated driver' her first Formula 1 experience. Over the two days and an impressive 180 laps, the 25-year-old was at the wheel of a 2012-spec Sauber C31, but it was not wearing the Hinwil based team's usual dark grey livery. In fact, it was Sauber's very first outing at Fiorano since 2005 with Jacques Villeneuve. The man paying for de Silvestro's Formula 1 programme is...
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