As others have said Pippa is great with her fans and in turn is great for IndyCar but most of all she is a race car driver and a very good one. Pippa gained many followers after Indy last year, many of which have never got to see her race, hopefully they will get to see her back in a car at Indy for the 500.!! Pippa mentioned the 2010 FIL race at Kentucky and yes she did have them covered that day.!! My favorite lights race was the one at Chicagoland, even thought she may not have had the fastest car that day she never gave up and was battling right to the checkered flag.!!
Some say that Poles and wins in other classes of racing don't matter.... I disagree with this..!!! It says you were the fastest on that given day of all that were there and a win is a win.... Many drivers have been around for years and have never set on the pole for any race in any class and some will never have win. Pippa has shown she knows how to qualify and that she can win.!!!
PIPPA ----- DW12----- INDY 500 :)
Pippa Mann is everything that today's race driver should aspire to be. Passionate about what she does. Equally passionate about involving sponsors and fans and linking the two providing a successful enterprise for both.
I had the pleasure of first meeting Pippa at the Inaugural Winter Indy Tweetup. A gathering of race fans during the WINTER. No sponsors. Nothing to gain except some more friends and fans. Which she did instantly with her demeanor and her passion for the sport.
We are all pulling for her to get that ride at Indianapolis. She will do an excellent job and we will all be there supporting her and her sponsors.
Aside from the fact that Pippa Mann is a fan favorite and possibly IndyCar's best ambassador - she is a very good driver. In last year's 500, I kept my eyes on her car lap after lap. She continued to move steadily through the field and did an excellent job representing her rookie class. Then to later hear the dehydration problems, made it even more incredible.
It's hard to say that any driver "deserves" a ride at Indianapolis, but Pippa Mann has certainly paid her dues. She has earned another shot at it this year. I am certain that any sponsor that stepped up and sponsored her would be paid back in droves by fans clamoring to support them.
Pippa is a great ambassador for IndyCar. She needs to be in a ride this year--she'd be a great spokesperson for any effort. Keep at it, Miss Pippa! I admit, I did not think you would make the field, but you proved me wrong and I'm glad you did.
I think she deserves to race in The Indy 500 she is a awesome choice and it would honor our English fans to have her represent England. I would be disappointed if she was not in Indy I might not return
Pippa is the best. She stopped and chatted with my entire family last year at Indianapolis, even though I'm sure she had somewhere to go!
My son got to meet her at the IMS Kids Club Party as well. If there's anyone who could be the next big fan favorite, it's Pippa. If a program wants attention towards their sponsor or product, she's the driver to pick. She can qualify at Indy & will make many fans happy in doing so! I appreciate her hard work for fans & INDYCAR, and her guts to keep after her goal--that should be rewarded!
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