Pippa Mann is excited to be racing on home ground again this weekend as the World Series by Renault reaches Silverstone for rounds six and seven.
One of three British drivers on the grid this weekend – as well as being the only female racer in the field - Mann is hoping she can exert some home advantage in her P1 Motorsport machine.
The first time the Northamptonshire circuit has hosted the event having moved from Donington Park, Mann is looking forward to revelling in some home support in what is expected to be a heavily attended event.
“I am really pleased to be back at Silverstone,” she told Crash.net Radio
. “I always enjoyed Donington, but it is so fantastic to get a chance to drive on the grand prix circuit this time. So I am torn between the excitement of doing that, but I'm also missing Donington. I wish we could have two British rounds.
“I'm not the best of the British drivers, so I would imagine James (Walker) would get a lot of the support, but I had some great support at Donington Park last year so if the crowd do the same here, it will be great.”
With just a single point to her name so far, Mann's season hasn't started perfectly, but she is nonetheless confident for the weekend and is predicting she can be midfield at worst.
“I am looking forward to qualifying. We did a new tyre run this morning, like most people, and we were 17th quickest, which isn't too bad. That's the kind of form we are taking into qualifying.
“If we get some luck and some things work out then a top 15 in qualifying is possible. It is really tight though between 10th and 20th. When things go well we are at the front of it and if it goes badly then we are at the back of it.”