Simona de Silvestro's Scary IndyCar Fire: What The Hell Happened?Matt Hardigree6/07/10 9:30amFiled to: Indy carRacingCar CrashAccidentsSimona de SilvestroSimonaCrashSilvestro CrashFirestone 550ClipsIndyCarTopDeadspin911EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkRookie driver Simona de Silvestro was trapped in her race car after hitting the wall in Saturday night's Texas IndyCar race. She survived, but some wonder why the safety crew took so long to free her from the wreckage. Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro was already having to adjust to the unseasonable heat at the Texas Motor Speedway Saturday when her car caught the wall on turn 2 during the 99th lap of the FIrestone 550. A large fire quickly spread from the rear of the car to the front, including a large portion of the cockpit. The incident was reminiscent of the Lamborghini crash from last month because despite never losing consciousness, it still took the safety crew — which arrived almost immediately — nearly 40 seconds for them to free her.