Nick-named The Iron Maiden, she is best known for her career in the IndyCar Series.
She made her professional debut in 2005, in the Formula Renault 2.0 Italia series.
In 2010 she was the IndyCar Series Tony Renna Rising Star Award winner.
She was born in Thun, Switzerland.
She was the Indy 500 Rookie of the Year at the 2010 race, which was won by Dario Franchitti.