She’s a Mann, baby

Posted by Iannucci | 9/26/2008 | 5 comments »
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Don’t get your knickers in a twist, but with Dan Wheldon in the IndyCar series and two more Brits in the Indy Lights program (programme?), the Panther Racing logo may as well be a Union Jack.

Panther Racing added a second English driver to its Firestone Indy Lights lineup on Sept. 26 as it announced that Pippa Mann will drive for the past series champions next season.

Mann, who competed in the World Series by Renault the last two seasons, will join Martin Plowman as part of the team's developmental lineup. She is the first female driver to sign with the team, which has won two IndyCar Series and one Firestone Indy Lights title.

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This means either the National Guard will no longer sponsor the team or the new slogan will be Paul Revere’s cry of “The British Are Coming!”


  1. Keith Collantine // September 26, 2008 3:56 PM  

    Pippa Mann's been racing in World Series by Renault for the last two years, hasn't so much as finished on the podium yet.

  2. Dale Nixon // September 27, 2008 5:59 AM  

    She's certainly no Cyndie Allemann

  3. Michiel // September 28, 2008 2:09 PM  

    And her teammate Giedo van der Garde today clinched the WSR title while dominating the series from day 1..
    She doesn't deserve to be in that seat next year, obviously.

  4. Tabernerus // September 29, 2008 10:37 AM  

    Darren Manning loses his ride the same day a female British driver name Mann shows up? Coincidence? I think not ...

    If she wears gold driving shoes, we'll know for sure.

  5. AZZO45 // September 30, 2008 2:16 PM  

    So she can't drive & has a very ugly helmet livery... Hmmm! Milka Donuts has company in'09