Pippa Mann – Professional Racer and Coach
Pippa started racing in karts in her homeland of England at 13 years-old, and spent the next 7 years moving up through the ranks to compete in the Karting World Championships at age 20. She became the first British female racer to win an international Formula A kart race, and is one of only a handful of women world-wide to win a karting event at this level.
In her early twenties Pippa moved into open wheel racing in Europe, and climbed the European ladder to race in the World Series by Renault championship where she became the category’s first ever female points finisher, and the first ever female racer to start from pole position at one of their events. She then moved to the USA in 2009 to compete in Indy Lights where she became one of two female race winners in Indy Lights history, and went on to finish in the top 5 of the championship in 2010.
Pippa made her IndyCar debut in 2011 at the Indianapolis 500, becoming the only one-off rookie attempting their first IndyCar race to qualify for the race that year, and the first British female to make the race. She now has six career Indianapolis 500 starts, with a best finish of 17th place achieved in 2017. Pippa holds the record as the unofficial fastest female racer ever at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a 230mph average lap set on Fast Friday of 2017.
Pippa has also raced in select Lamborghini Super Trofeo events, and currently has 4 podium finishes to her name from 5 race weekends.
Outside of racing Pippa is an experience high performance driving instructor who works for several halo brands, and also works as a private coach for racers wishing to improve their skills. She helped found a program with the Lucas Oil School of Racing to create more opportunities for the next generation of female racers, and she has a strong drive to help other women, and young girls, believe in themselves and follow their dreams.