Verizon IndyCar Series - Pippa Mann

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Pippa Mann
Pippa  Mann
Dale Coyne Racing
  • 63
  • United Kingdom
33rd
Pippa Mann
Driver Info
Pippa Mann
All-Time Career Statistics - Verizon IndyCar Series
  • Championship
    0
  • Indy 500 Wins
    0
  • Total Poles
    0
  • Race Wins
    0
63
Biography of Pippa Mann

Pippa Mann’s racing career started with a friend’s birthday party that included an outing to a go-kart track. She was so fascinated with the karts that she insisted get one of her own and become a race driver.

Mann worked her way up the British karting ladder before moving to Italy in 2001 to concentrate full time on karting an competing in the highly competitive Italian, European and World Karting Championships, becoming the first British female to win an International Karting races.

Firsts are something she has grown accustomed to as she switched to single-seat race cars and racing in the U.S. Mann was the first female to race in the World Series by Renault 3.5 Championship and became the first female to win a pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when she won the pole for the Firestone Freedom 100. Later in 2010, she scored her first win in Indy Lights when she won from pole at Kentucky.

It helped lead to her first INDYCAR test and on the path to the Verizon IndyCar Series.

VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS

First start: May 29, 2011 (Indianapolis 500)

2014
• Finished 24th in Indianapolis 500 in Dale Coyne Racing car.

2013
• Made four starts for Dale Coyne Racing, setting her career-best finish of 15th at Pocono.
• Started career-best 19th at Texas after qualifying 21st.
• Made second Indianapolis 500 start, finishing 30th.

2011
• Made IndyCar Series debut at Indianapolis with Conquest Racing, finishing 20th as first Englishwoman to qualify for the race.
• Joined Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for New Hampshire, Kentucky and Las Vegas races.

ROAD TO VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES:

2012
• Competed in the Sonoma round of Auto GPO, finishing in the top 10 in both races.

2010
• Finished fifth in Firestone Indy Lights for Sam Schmidt Motorsports.
• Became second female to win in series when she won from pole at Kentucky Speedway.
• Won three poles, including at Indianapolis where she was the first female to win a pole position.

2009
• Finished 14th in Firestone Indy Lights for Panther Racing with best finish of eighth at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
• Recorded three top-10 finishes in 15 starts.

2008
• Competed in the World Series by Renault 3.5 for P1 Motrorsport with best finish of seventh at the Nurburgring.
• Raced with Team Eurotech in the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 997.

2007
• Became first female to race in the World Series by Renault 3.5 Championship.
• Scored a point in her debut in the World Series by Renault 3.5 Championship.
• Earned pole position in the World Series by Renault 3.5 Championship.

2006
• Raced in Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship for Comtec Racing, where she was the only female driver to claim a top-10 finish.
• Raced in the Formula Renault Eurocup for Comtec Racing.

2005
• Signed with Comtec Racing to drive in the Formula Renault Eurocup.
• Competed in French Formula Renault Championship, becoming the first woman to earn points in almost 10 years.

2004
• Drove in the Formula Renault 2.0 UK for Team JVA.

Early Career
Began Karting at age 13 racing in various national and European series, moved to Italy at 18 to pursue karting full-time. … Drove for CRG and Maranello Kart  in Italian, European, and World Championship Kart races becoming the first British female driver to win an international kart race.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 4
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2010 Indy Lights 12 1 0 4 7 102 8
2009 Indy Lights 15 0 0 0 3 0 12
Total 27 1 0 4 10 102 20
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Dale Coyne Racing

Dale Coyne Racing is a long-standing staple in open-wheel racing. Starting in 1984 as a driver/owner, Dale Coyne ran several seasons of Indy car races. For several years the team raced with a stock-block engine, making Coyne a fan favorite. With the technical expertise of Coyne, the team built its own chassis in 1986, known as the DC-1.

Stepping out of the cockpit in 1990, Coyne turned his talents to the tutelage of several up-and-coming drivers. From Dean Hall in 1990 to Paul Tracy in 1991 and beyond, Coyne’s ability to recruit and coach drivers has shown well for drivers who have competed with this seasoned team.

Before making the transition to the IndyCar Series full time in 2008, the team competed in the Champ Car World Series with drivers such as Oriol Servia, Cristiano da Matta, Katherine Legge, Bruno Junqueira, Alex Barron, and Michel Jourdain Jr.

Dale Coyne Racing recorded its first victory in July 2009 at Watkins Glen International with Justin Wilson behind the wheel.