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 NTT IndyCar Series.