FR3.5 » 1 January 1901
P1 gets its Mann.
P1 Motorsport has confirmed that it has re-signed Pippa Mann for the 2008 World Series by Renault.
The 23-year-old competed for Roly Vincini's squad last season, scoring a point on her first outing, and will now link up with Giedo van der Garde for the 2008 campaign.
“I'm thrilled to be confirmed for my second year with P1 – they are a fantastic team and it was an absolute pleasure working with them last year,” she said. “2007 was very much a learning curve for me, and the team supported me amazingly throughout my first season in WSR 3.5. I'm looking forward to working with Roly again, as he did a fantastic job of guiding me through my debut year, and I'm happy to be continuing this partnership.
“I'm under no illusion that it's going to be easy, but as long as I can continue in the same way that I finished 2007, then I should be able to achieve the goals of regularly getting into the new superpole and scoring points. There are some changes – a new car, and I have a new team mate in Giedo van der Garde, but I'm excited about everything and basically cannot wait to get back out onto the circuit!”
Team boss Vincini said he was pleased to retain the Briton for a second season and said he saw no reason why his drivers can't be regular points scorers during the new campaign.
“I'm pleased that Pippa will be staying with P1 for 2008 - the progress she made last year was superb, especially the pace shown over the last few race weekends of 2007,” he said. “We set goals at the beginning of last season and Pippa was achieving those by the end of the year, so we can expect the same of her in 2008.
“Expectations will of course be higher and it won't be easy by any means, but Pippa has a lot of determination and I see no reason why we shouldn't be able to score points consistently moving forward. I think with Pippa and Giedo on board, P1 Motorsport has a strong driver line-up, and I'm looking forward to the year ahead.”
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