Francesco Dracone has competed in professional open wheel racing for 13 years and joins Dale Coyne Racing for the first four rounds of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. His previous IndyCar experience includes 2 races with Conquest Racing in 2010 at Mid-Ohio and Sonoma. Dracone also tested with Dale Coyne Racing in December 2013. Since 2010, Dracone has been racing in the Auto GP series in Europe.
Having grown up as a race fan, Pippa Mann began her motorsport career in Europe, before moving to the States in 2009 to compete in the Firestone Indy Lights Series. There she became the first female in history to win a pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and only the second woman ever to win an Indy Lights race. In 2011, Mann became the eighth woman in history to qualify for and race in the Indianapolis 500, and the first British female to do so, and in 2013 she made her return to the Indy 500 field, this time with Dale Coyne Racing. In addition to her racing commitments, the British driver is a regular voice on IMS Radio Network’s coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series, and has made guest appearances as co-presenter for NBCSN’s television coverage of the Firestone Indy Lights series. Mann also works with young and upcoming female drivers through her association with Glass Hammer Racing – an organization created to encourage the interest and participation of young women in motorsport.