Mann (white and red car) suffered burns after being involved in the fatal Las Vegas pile-up

IndyCar Series rookie Pippa Mann has been released from hospital after being treated for burn injuries she sustained in the multi-car pile-up at yesterday’s season-ending Las Vegas round, which resulted in fatal injuries suffered by Dan Wheldon.

Mann, competing in her fourth outing of the championship season, was launched over the back of Paul Tracy and Tomas Scheckter before being sent to the outside wall of the oval circuit. Her Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry caught fire as it somersaulted through the air, leaving her with burns to her right hand.

The 28-year-old was taken to the University Medical Centre in Las Vegas where she underwent surgery to repair the injury. She has since been released, along with Panther Racing driver JR Hildebrand, who was kept under observation after complaining of dizziness after the pile-up.

“Pippa Mann had surgery last night to clean and assess a severe burn injury to the little finger of her right hand after the accident in yesterday’s IZOD Indy Car World Championships in Las Vegas,” a statement from RLL reads.

“She is being released from the University Medical Center in Las Vegas this morning.

“She will need a subsequent surgery in 2-3 weeks to fully repair the injury but is expected to make a full recovery.”

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