Pippa Mann

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Pippa Mann
Pippa Mann Indy 2011.jpg
Pippa Mann in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2011
Nationality  British
Born (1983-08-11) 11 August 1983 (age 31)
London (United Kingdom)
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series
Debut season 2011
Current team Dale Coyne Racing
Car no. 63
Former teams Conquest Racing Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Starts 3
Previous series
2009–2010
2008
2007–2008
2005–2006
2005
2003–2004, 2006
Firestone Indy Lights Series
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
French Formula Renault 2.0
British Formula Renault 2.0
Pippa Mann
Firestone Indy Lights Series
Years active 20092010
Teams Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Panther Racing
Starts 27
Wins 1
Poles 3
Best finish 5th in 2010

Pippa Mann (born 11 August 1983) is a British racing car driver, who competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series. She was born in London, United Kingdom.

Career[edit]

Mann began her single–seater career in 2003, after signing a three–race contract with Manor Motorsport to race in the winter series of the British Formula Renault Championship.

In 2004, she signed with Team JVA and completed a full season. She also competed a European Formula Renault event in Zolder.

In 2005, she signed a two–year contract to drive for Comtec Racing in the Formula Renault Eurocup as well as racing in that year's French Formula Renault 2.0 series. Pippa partnered Westley Barber for the UK based team and learnt a lot during the year.

In 2006 she raced in the UK Formula Renault 2.0 Championship as well as the Eurocup again for race team Comtec Racing, continuing the partnership with John Barnett and Murdoch Cockburn.

In January 2007, Mann signed for Cram by P1 Europe to become the first female to race in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. In her debut year she managed to score a point and also start from pole position. She competed in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2008 as well, still driving for P1 Motorsport team.

Mann signed to drive for Panther Racing in the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights series, the development series for the IndyCar Series.[1]

During her debut season with Panther Racing, Mann scored a string of top-15 finishes, including three top-ten results. However a decision to close the Panther Racing Indy Lights team [2] left her without a 2010 drive.

In December 2009, after deciding to remain in Indianapolis and find a place in another team,[3] Mann confirmed that she would be joining Sam Schmidt Motorsports for the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights series. In 2010 she became the first female pole sitter for a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by heading the grid for the Indy Lights Freedom 100,[4] and won her first race at Kentucky Speedway.

On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, Mann tested for the Indianapolis–based IZOD IndyCar Series team Conquest Racing at Texas Motor Speedway,[5] and on April 19, she announced that she would be piloting the #36 entry for Conquest Racing in the 2011 Indianapolis 500.[6] On Sunday, May 22, (Bump Day) Mann qualified 32nd for the 2011 Indianapolis 500, becoming the first British woman ever to qualify for the 500–mile race. During the race, she moved up 12 positions to finish in 20th place,[7] despite a mechanical problem with her on-board water supply that left her severely dehydrated by the end of the race.[8] She was sponsored in the race by Armando Montelongo, former star of the television show Flip This House.[9]

On 13 August 2011, during the final day of practice for the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Mann crashed and suffered an end-plate fracture of the C7 vertebra, but competed on 2 October in the Kentucky Indy 300.

On 16 October 2011, Mann was involved in a 15 car chain reaction crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mann sustained severe burns to her right little finger and was transported by ground ambulance to a Las Vegas area hospital, where she was admitted for treatment and released the next day, pending later surgery. The crash claimed the life of two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 Dan Wheldon, and also sent J. R. Hildebrand to hospital with a bruised sternum.[10]

In 2012, Mann was close to attempt qualifying at the Indianapolis 500 for Dale Coyne Racing.[11] The team signed her as third driver for the 2013 edition.

In 2013, Mann finished 30th (out of 33) in the 97th annual Indianapolis 500, completing 46 of 200 laps. She also signed on to make 3 more large oval race starts with Dale Coyne Racing.

In 2014, Mann qualified in 22nd for the 98th Indianapolis 500 and finished 24th (again out of 33) for Dale Coyne Racing and in partnership with Susan G. Komen.[12] The partnership allowed race fans to donate for each lap Mann completed during the month of May, in support of ending breast cancer. Although encountering an issue during one of the early pit stops, she completed 484 total laps for the month and finished the entire race. [13]

Mann also commentates for IndyCar Radio on the IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights series.[13]

Motorsports career results[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Car No. Races Wins Poles F/Laps Points Position
2003 British Formula Renault 2.0 (Winter Series) Manor Motorsport 3 0 0 0 3 22nd
2004 British Formula Renault 2.0 (Regular Series) Team JVA 17 0 0 0 14 34th
2005 French Formula Renault 2.0 (Regular Series) Comtec Racing 12 0 0 0 1 21st
Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 5 15 0 0 0 0 NC
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Comtec Team 1 14 0 0 0 0 NC
British Formula Renault 2.0 (Regular Series) Comtec Racing 16 0 0 0 87 19th
2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Cram Competition 20 16 0 0 0 1 27th
2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series P1 Motorsport 22 17 0 0 0 5 25th
Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain Team Eurotech 10 6 0 0 0 15 17th
2009 Firestone Indy Lights Series Panther Racing 16 15 0 0 0 237 14th
2010 Firestone Indy Lights Series Sam Schmidt Motorsports 11 12 1 3 0 312 5th
2011 IZOD IndyCar Series Conquest Racing 36 1 0 0 0 32 38th
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 30 1 0 0 0
2012 Auto GP World Series Campos Racing 1 2 0 0 0 5 20th
2013 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 18/63 4 0 0 0 34 31st
2014 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 63 1 0 0 0 21 33rd

Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Points
2007 Cram Competition MNZ
1

10
MNZ
2

15
NÜR
1

23
NÜR
2

25
MON
1

DNQ
HUN
1

15
HUN
2

Ret
SPA
1

17
SPA
2

13
DON
1

20
DON
2

Ret
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

Ret
EST
1

24
EST
2

15
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

Ret
27th 1
2008 P1 Motorsport MNZ
1

10
MNZ
2

11
SPA
1

16
SPA
2

Ret
MON
1

18
SIL
1

19
SIL
2

20
HUN
1

15
HUN
2

Ret
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

19
LMS
1

Ret
LMS
2

Ret
EST
1

Ret
EST
2

15
CAT
1

13
CAT
2

13
25th 5

Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2008 Team Eurotech BRH
1

BRH
2

ROC
1

ROC
2

DON
1

DON
2

THR
1

THR
2

CRO
1

CRO
2

SNE
1

SNE
2

OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

11
KNO
1

10
KNO
2

9
SIL
1

SIL
2

BRH
3

Ret
BRH
4

Ret
17th 15

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
2009 Panther Racing STP1
18
STP2
24
LBH
14
KAN
16
INDY
21
MIL
9
IOW
13
WGL
14
TOR
16
EDM
11
KTY
15
MDO
15
SNM
14
CHI
9
HMS
8
14th 287
2010 Sam Schmidt Motorsports STP
13
ALA
12
LBH
8
INDY
16
IOW
8
WGL
14
TOR
8
EDM
11
MDO
SNM
5
CHI
2
KTY
1
HMS
5
5th 312
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Championships
2 2 27 3 1 1 8 0

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2011 Conquest Racing Dallara IR-05 Honda V8 STP ALA LBH SAO INDY
20
TXS1 TXS2 MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO 38th 32
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing NHM
DNS
SNM BAL MOT KTY
22
LVS1
C
2013 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara DW12 Honda V6t STP
ALA
LBH
SAO
INDY
30
DET
DET
TXS
24
MIL
IOW
POC
15
TOR
TOR
MDO
SNM
BAL
HOU
HOU
FON
25
31st 34
2014 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara DW12 Honda V6t STP LBH ALA IMS INDY
24
DET DET TXS HOU HOU POC IOW TOR TOR MDO MIL SNM FON 33rd 21
1 The Las Vegas Indy 300 was abandoned after Dan Wheldon died from injuries sustained in a 15-car crash on lap 11.
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)**
Top 10s
(Non-podium)***
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
** Podium (Non-win) indicates 2nd or 3rd place finishes.
*** Top 10s (Non-podium) indicates 4th through 10th place finishes.

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2011 Dallara Honda 32 20 Conquest Racing
2013 Dallara Honda 30 30 Dale Coyne Racing
2014 Dallara Honda 22 24 Dale Coyne Racing

Complete Auto GP World Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Points
2012 Campos Racing MNZ
1
MNZ
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
ALG
1
ALG
2
CUR
1
CUR
2
SON
1

9
SON
2

8
20th 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crossing over, Indycar.com, September 26, 2008
  2. ^ Panther Racing Q&A
  3. ^ Brits on Pole: Pippa Mann - "I’m English, but an Indy girl too"
  4. ^ "Pippa Mann earns historic Indianapolis pole". motorsport.com. 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  5. ^ "Pippa Mann announces test with Conquest Racing". Motorsport.com. 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  6. ^ "Pippa Mann to pilot #36 entry for Conquest Racing at the 2011 Indianapolis 500". Twitter. 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  7. ^ "2011 Indianapolis 500 results". INDYCAR. 2011-05-29. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  8. ^ "Conquest Racing Rookie Scores Top-20 Indianapolis 500 Finish". Catchfence. 2011-05-29. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  9. ^ "Celebrity Real Estate Expert Armando Montelongo Sponsors First British Female Race Car Driver in the Indianapolis 500". PRNEWSWIRE. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  10. ^ "Dan Wheldon dies in huge crash at IndyCar finale". USA Today. 2011-10-16. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  11. ^ Pippa Mann set for Indy 500 entry with Dale Coyne Racing - Racer, 30 April 2013
  12. ^ IndyCar Series (2014-05-01). "Mann's Pink '500' Platform Will Benefit Susan G. Komen". Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  13. ^ a b Knell, Matthew (2014). "How One Driver's Indy 500 Race Will Help Save Lives". The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 

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