Tag Archive: Neel Jani
The no18 Porsche of Neel Jani posted the fastest qualifying lap of the current configuration of the Le Mans circuit
The Swiss driver crossed the start finish line after just 3m16.887 to complete a lap of the 14km circuit in the first qualifying session, smashing the previous qualifying lap record of 3m18.513 set by Stéphane Sarrazin in a Peugeot 908 HDI-FAP.
Rebellion Racing repeats at Petit Le Mans, captures ALMS finale
Tucker takes fourth straight class title, cumming PC champ by one point. Rebellion Racing wrote the final chapter in the history of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, winning the season-ending 16th Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta.
Heidfeld, Jani leading efforts in ALMS
Nick Heidfeld and Neel Jani will kick off Rebellion Racing’s full-season effort in the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, the team announced today. The pair is set to drive Rebellion’s No. 12 Lola-Toyota P1 coupe starting with the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida.
Lola-Toyota wins Petit Le Mans on drama-filled day
Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, Level 5 Motorsports and Rebellion Racing were the big winners Saturday at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Rebellion’s Neel Jani, Andrea Belicchi and Nicolas Prost won the 1,000-mile race for the first time with a three-lap victory in their Lola-Toyota on a day filled with drama at Road Atlanta.
Jani crashes Petit party with Pole Position – Lola-Toyota quickest qualifier; ESM goes 1-2 in GT
With much of the focus this week on the P1 and P2 championships in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, Neel Jani stole the show Friday at Petit Le Mans. The Swiss driver took pole position for Rebellion Racing with a lap of 1:09.089 (132.351 mph) in his No. 12 Lola-Toyota coupe – the first honor in ALMS for the Swiss team.
More than 25 drivers with formula one experience will be on the grid at this weekend’s 80th running of the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.
Near the front, in the premier LMP1 prototype class, will be Allan McNish and Marc Gene, driving for Audi. Scot McNish raced in F1 with Toyota in 2002, while Gene drove for Minardi and is still a Ferrari test driver. Toyota has since left F1 and for 2012 has entered Le Mans, and the Japanese marque’s number 8 entry is a grand prix-superteam featuring Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri), Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) and one-off 1999 Minardi driver Stephane Sarrazin.
Nick Heidfeld, Nicolas Prost and Neel Jani spent the morning at Lola yesterday
They were touring the state-of-the-art facility and catching up with Lola engineers and the 2012 Lola LMP1 updates. The trio will drive the #12 Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota in this season’s inaugural FIA World Endurance Series.
+ OAK Racing targeting fourth consecutive Le Mans 24 Hours podium
+ Michael Waltrip and Robert Kauffman information (AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia)
+ Lola at Le Mans 2011: 7 days to go! (Nicolas Prost Q&A)
To have any chance of winning the biggest motor race in the world you obviously need a fast and reliable car, but it’s not the only factor. Benoît reveals the four simple rules that can help tip the balance!
Red Bull also claimed Jani did not write the tweets himself.
An initially innocuous ‘tweet’ by a Swiss test driver has stirred up a controversy involving the championship-leading team Red Bull. Neel Jani wrote on his Twitter account this week that he “really worked my neck out” on Sunday during a 400 kilometre test at the wheel of the RB7.
A novel driver lineup for next month’s rare formula one test is taking shape.
General end-of-season testing is banned, but three days for the purposes of “young driver training” in December are permitted according to the 2009 Sporting Regulations. Only drivers with less than three races of F1 experience are eligible. The teams have decided to run at Jerez between 1-3 December.