Pippa Mann: “Having four cars seems to be working really well for us”

Pippa Mann finished tenth fastest during Thursday’s practice session at the Indianapolis 500, and revealed that she was extremely happy with how the day progressed and with how the four-car Dale Coyne Racing team are working together.

Mann set a best time of 39.7259s to enable her to finish inside the top ten, and praised the work the team plus team-mates Gabby Chaves, Conor Daly and Bryan Clauson have done to enable the team to look strong during practice so far in the month of May.

“Today was a pretty good day at the Speedway,” revealed Mann. “Any day that I get to be in a race car here is a pretty good day.

“It’s really nice to see the 63 at the pointy end of the scoring pylon. It felt like we did some pretty good running in traffic today. Hopefully we’re working towards having a really good race car this year.

“There’s been a lot of progress for us as an entire team. What’s really cool is that we’ve really been able to utilize four really strong drivers to work together, gather data, test things and find solutions for each other in real time.

“So, as a team having four cars seems to be working really well for us at the moment. Gabby, Conor and Bryan are just such great team-mates, I’m really enjoying this whole experience.”