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Jun 19

Mann on the move, already working toward 2018 Indy 500

Prep for next year’s Indianapolis 500 began the moment her race ended this year

Pippa MannIt was perfectly understandable if Pippa Mann pulled off her helmet and decided to kick back for a while after driving to a 17th-place finish in the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway can be a grind, not to mention the 12-month effort it took for Mann to get there.

The 33-year-old from Ipswich, England, spent a year securing sponsors, courting those who may support her in the future, working charity pursuits, entertaining fans and maintaining a connection with them in person and through social media.

But there’s no lying low for the only woman driver in this year’s 33-car field. No getting away from it all to mentally reset, no taking a deep breath after everything it took to pursue this passion and achieve her best Indy 500 finish in her sixth start in the legendary race.

OK, maybe the deep breath. But the prep for next year’s Indianapolis 500 began the moment her race ended this year.

The complete article here on Indycar.com

source: Indycar.com

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