Pippa Mann – Walero Ambassador
Pippa Mann – IndyCar
Pippa Mann grew up racing karts, then moved into open wheel racing in Europe, where she became the first female driver to score points in World Series by Renault, and the first female driver to start a race from pole position in that series. For 2009, she moved to the U.S.A to race in Indy Lights, the feeder series to IndyCar.
In 2010 in Indy Lights, Pippa had a record year where she became the first female driver to win a pole position at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in any category, and only one of two female drivers to be a race winner in Indy Lights. Pippa finished 5th in Championship overall, and was voted “Most Popular Driver” in the category by race fans.
Pippa drove an IndyCar for the first time in March of 2011, and then qualified for her first Indianapolis 500 in May of that year. She was the eighth woman in history, and the first British female to start the 500 mile race. Over the following seasons she has started the race five more times, and is currently the fastest female driver in history at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the first female driver ever over 230mph with a lap of 230.1mph set on Fast Friday of 2017.
2017 also marked Pippa’s first foray into American sports car racing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series. She and Shea Holbrook made an all female driving team for Prestige Performance by Wayne Taylor Racing at the last two events of the season, and are hoping to partner together as drivers again in 2018.
On March 20th, 2018, Pippa announced her return to Dale Coyne Racing for a sixth consecutive year, and in May she will attempt to qualify for her seventh Indianapolis 500 mile race.
Outside of the race car, Pippa works as a performance driving instructor and coach for various racing schools, and has helped found an all female karting team called Team Empower, and has a scholarship named after her at the Lucas Oil School of Racing. She is passionate about her partnerships in the non-profit sector, and striving to inspire young girls to believe in themselves, and go on to follow their dreams.