About Pippa

Pippa 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 three more times, and is currently the second fastest female driver in history at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a fastest qualifying lap speed of just below 230mph.

Pippa has also raced in a few one-off races in Porsche Carrera Cup UK, with a pair of top ten finishes, and started two Auto GP races, also both with top ten finishes.

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 that is scheduled to take to the track for the first time in early 2017. 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. She is also the author of all of her own social posts, and spends time each day connecting with her fan base directly via those social channels.

In 2016 Pippa competed in her fifth start at the Indianapolis 500, running as high as 8th place during the race before finishing in 18th place.

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