Pippa Mann

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Pippa Mann
Pippa Mann Indy 2011 - cropped.jpg
Pippa Mann in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2011
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1983-08-11) 11 August 1983 (age 34)
London, United Kingdom
IndyCar Series career
15 races run over 5 years
Team(s) No. 63 (Dale Coyne Racing)
2016 position 29th
Best finish 29th (2015, 2016)
First race 2011 Indianapolis 500 (Indianapolis)
Last race 2018 Indianapolis 500 (Indianapolis)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
Firestone Indy Lights Series
Years active 20092010
Teams Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Panther Racing
Starts 27
Wins 1
Poles 3
Best finish 5th in 2010
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 (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]

Formula Renault[edit]

Mann began her 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.

Indy Lights[edit]

Mann signed to drive for Panther Racing in the 2009 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 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.

IndyCar Series[edit]

On 1 March 2011, Mann tested for the Indianapolis-based IndyCar Series team Conquest Racing at Texas Motor Speedway,[5] and on 19 April, she announced that she would be piloting the No. 36 entry for Conquest Racing in the 2011 Indianapolis 500.[6] On Sunday, 22 May, (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 position for the 98th Indianapolis 500 as the only female driver in the field 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]

In 2015, Mann returned to the Dale Coyne Racing Team for the 99th Indianapolis 500. She qualified 25th for her 4th appearance with a 4 lap average speed of 223.104 mph, starting from the inside of row 9.[14][15] Mann finished in 22nd place, racing for the Susan G. Komen cancer outreach organization again for the second year in a row.[16][17][18]

After having a successful race at Indy and raising over 50,000 dollars for cancer, Mann was then asked to race again for the Dale Coyne Racing Team recalling her for the 6 June Firestone 600. Starting from the 22nd position, she took 17th place at the Texas Motor Speedway.[19][20] The Dale Coyne Racing team continued changing drivers on a race-by-race basis throughout the season, with their No. 18 car recalling Mann for the remaining oval tracks. She started 22nd and finished 13th on the lead lap at the 2015 MAVTV 500 at the Auto Club Speedway. It was the best finish for the No. 18 car mid way through the season for the team and one of Mann's best results in her career, since re-joining IndyCar in 2013. [21][22]

In 2016, Mann was highly recognized for her achievements, both on and off the IndyCar racing circuit. She was selected by the Susan G. Komen foundation to be on "The List", along with former First Ladies Laura Bush and Betty Ford, and 29 other key public figures, for their efforts and support in fighting breast cancer.[23] After finishing a career-best 18th place in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, Mann was also named by Autocar as one of the top 100 British Women in the Car Industry.[24][25]

In 2017, Mann qualified 28th for the running of the 101st Indianapolis 500, and finished midway through the pack of 33 drivers in 17th place.[26] Just prior to qualifying on Fast Friday, Mann also became the first women to break the 230 mph barrier around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by posting a speed record of 230.103 mph, per TrackSide Online. [27] Mann also competed in the 2017 North America Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship series, in which drivers compete in identical Lamborghini Cup cars based on the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2. [28] [29]

On March 20, 2018, Mann announced she will compete in her seventh Indianapolis 500 for Dale Coyne Racing.[30]

Mann has also been a past commentator for IndyCar Radio on the IndyCar Series and Indy Lights series.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Mann was married in December 2012 to Robert Gue, an engineer at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports who is the former race strategist for James Hinchcliffe.[31]

Motorsports career results[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Car No. Races Wins Poles F/Laps Points Position
2003 Formula Renault UK Winter Series Manor Motorsport 3 0 0 0 3 22nd
2004 Formula Renault UK Team JVA 17 0 0 0 14 34th
2005 French Formula Renault 2.0 Comtec Racing 12 0 0 0 1 21st
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 5 15 0 0 0 0 NC
2006 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Comtec Team 1 14 0 0 0 0 NC
Formula Renault UK 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 GB Team Eurotech 10 6 0 0 0 15 17th
2009 Indy Lights Panther Racing 16 15 0 0 0 237 14th
2010 Indy Lights Sam Schmidt Motorsports 11 12 1 3 0 312 5th
2011 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
2015 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 19/63 6 0 0 0 76 27th
2016 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 19/63 2 0 0 0 46 29th
2017 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 63 1 0 0 0 32 30th

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

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 Honda STP ALA LBH SAO INDY
20
TXS TXS 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 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 STP LBH ALA IMS INDY
24
DET DET TXS HOU HOU POC IOW TOR TOR MDO MIL SNM FON 33rd 21
2015 STP NLA LBH ALA IMS INDY
22
DET DET TXS
17
TOR FON
13
MIL
24
IOW
23
MDO POC
13
SNM 29th 76
2016 STP PHX LBH ALA IMS INDY
18
DET DET RDA IOW TOR MDO POC
17
TXS WGL SNM 29th 46
2017 STP LBH ALA PHX IMS INDY
17
DET DET TXS ROA IOW TOR MDO POC GTW WGL SNM 30th 32
2018 STP PHX LBH ALA IMS INDY
DNQ
DET DET TXS RDA IOW TOR MDO POC GTW POR SNM -* 0*
* Season still in progress
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
6 3 16 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
2015 Dallara Honda 25 22 Dale Coyne Racing
2016 Dallara Honda 25 18 Dale Coyne Racing
2017 Dallara Honda 28 17 Dale Coyne Racing
2018 Dallara Honda DNQ Dale Coyne Racing

Sponsors[edit]

Pippa Mann is sponsored by Bell Helmets, Cyclops Gear[32], RockStar Paint, The momentum Group, Hinchman Racing, ORTHOINDY[33], Oasis Outdoor and Dale Coyne Racing. [34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crossing over, Indycar.com, 26 September 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. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Pippa Mann announces test with Conquest Racing". Motorsport.com. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Pippa Mann to pilot No. 36 entry for Conquest Racing at the 2011 Indianapolis 500". Twitter. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "2011 Indianapolis 500 results" (PDF). INDYCAR. 29 May 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Conquest Racing Rookie Scores Top-20 Indianapolis 500 Finish". Catchfence. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Celebrity Real Estate Expert Armando Montelongo Sponsors First British Female Race Car Driver in the Indianapolis 500". PRNEWSWIRE. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Dan Wheldon dies in huge crash at IndyCar finale". USA Today. 16 October 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Pippa Mann set for Indy 500 entry with Dale Coyne Racing – Racer, 30 April 2013
  12. ^ IndyCar Series (1 May 2014). "Mann's Pink '500' Platform Will Benefit Susan G. Komen". Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Knell, Matthew (2014). "How One Driver's Indy 500 Race Will Help Save Lives". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  14. ^ Slover, Ray. "Indianapolis 500 starting lineup: Scott Dixon on pole for 99th running". Sporting News Media. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "2015 Indianapolis 500 Results". ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  16. ^ DiZinno, Tony. Pippa Mann confirms Indy 500 return with Susan G. Komen, Dale Coyne Racing, NBC Sports, 16 April 2015, Retrieved 19 April 2015
  17. ^ Rapp, Timothy. "Indy 500 2015 Results: Winner, Standings, Highlights and Reaction". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "Pippa Mann Racing". Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  19. ^ Brant, James. "Scott Dixon wins IndyCar Firestone 600 at Texas". USA Today. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  20. ^ Haggert, Angelica. "Driver Announcements for the Firestone 600: Vautier, Mann, and Briscoe". Next gen Indy. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  21. ^ Shumaker, Cathy (2015). "IndyCar: Mann, Vautier In For Coyne At Fontana". Vavel USA Racing. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  22. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (2015). "Pippa Mann revels in career-best IndyCar finish at Fontana". NBC Sports. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  23. ^ Fabrizio, Tony (6 October 2016). "IndyCar driver Pippa Mann's breast cancer awareness efforts recognized in 'The List'". ESPN.com. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  24. ^ Etheridge, Robert (8 July 2016). "Autocar reveals Top 100 British women in the global car industry". Haymarket. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  25. ^ Fabrizio, Tony (29 May 2016). "Pippa Mann settles in, earns respectable 18th at Indy". ESPN.com. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  26. ^ "2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Results". Racing-reference.info. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
  27. ^ Stef Schrader (May 20, 2017). "There's A New Fastest Woman Around Indianapolis Motor Speedway". Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
  28. ^ John Dagys (September 12, 2017). "Mann, Holbrook Return to Prestige Lamborghini for Monterey". Sportscar365. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
  29. ^ Tony DiZinno (Apr 26, 2017). "Pippa Mann adds Lamborghini ST to schedule in all-female entry". NBC Sports. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
  30. ^ https://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/03/20/pippa-mann-returns-to-dale-coyne-racing-for-seventh-indianapolis-500-bid/
  31. ^ https://www.indycar.com/News/2017/01/01-09-Gue-on-national-champ-game
  32. ^ "Top 15 finish for Pippa in Pocono". www.pippamann.com. Retrieved 2018-03-16. 
  33. ^ Indiana, TBH Creative, info@tbhcreative.com, Indianapolis,. "Pippa Mann | Orthopedic care for bone, joint, spine and sports injuries at OrthoIndy". www.orthoindy.com. Retrieved 2018-03-16. 
  34. ^ "ABOUT | Pippa Mann | British Race Car Driver". www.pippamann.com. Retrieved 2018-03-14. 

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