Tag Archive: Neel Jani

May 21

The all-important WEC points battle

It is not impossible for teams or drivers to succeed without a win at Le Mans, but it certainly helps!

We may just be two races in to the 2016 FIA WEC season, but the next round of the championship – the Le Mans 24 Hours on 18/19 June – is key to how the remainder of the season might unfold as double points are on offer.   Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

WEC: Porsche takes second place and leads both World Championship standings

The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was a tough test for the Porsche Team

2016-05-07-Saturday-0069Despite a problem with the hybrid system, the trio of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb finished second with their Porsche 919 Hybrid in Spa-Francorchamps and extended their lead in the drivers’ championship.

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Apr 16

WEC: Second row on the grid for the two Porsche 919 Hybrids

On a drying track, with very low ambient and track temperatures, the front row went to Audi

2016-04-16-0085The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start third and fourth on the grid for the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone on Sunday.

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Apr 13

WEC and Le Mans: Porsche ready for the 2016 FIA WEC (+video)

This season, the team are looking to repeat that performance

2016-03-24-0049Four months ago, Porsche won two titles in the 2015 World Endurance Championship titles having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier in the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Porsche completes LMP1 tyre test in Abu Dhabi

The Porsche Team today concluded its second test of the year in Abu Dhabi

In total the current World Championship winning team has spent eight days at the 5.554 kilometre long circuit in the United Arab Emirates, testing tyres with partner Michelin and new components on its 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

WEC: A near shutout for Porsche at the Circuit of the Americas

Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber were on fire!

2015-09-19-5691Porsche was almost flawless at the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas, fifth round of the 2015 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with an overall win and a one-two in the LM GTE Pro class.

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Sep 18

Porsche maintain perfect 2015 pole record

It was Porsche’s eighth consecutive WEC pole position, a run that stretches back to the 6 Hours of Shanghai last November

2015-09-18-1822 Porsche maintained its 100% success rate in taking pole position in the 2015 WEC as Marc Lieb and Neel Jani topped the average times in the 20-minute session at COTA this evening.

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Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche sweeps front of Le Mans grid

Thursday updates

2015-06-14Although the weather forecast called for scattered thunderstorms, the race track remained dry throughout both Qualifying Practice sessions tonight at Le Mans.

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Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche throws down the gauntlet in first qualifying session

The no18 Porsche of Neel Jani posted the fastest qualifying lap of the current configuration of the Le Mans circuit

2015-06-14-Tuesday-1The 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.

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Oct 20

ALMS Petit Le Mans race reports

Rebellion Racing repeats at Petit Le Mans, captures ALMS finale

ALMS - Petit Le Mans - Rebellion Racing 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Rebellion’s Jani outmuscles Luhr for Petit Le Mans pole

Brabham (P2), Cameron (PC) lead class qualifying for ALMS finale

ALMS - Petit Le Mans - Neel Jani Pole Road Atlantal When the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón runs its final event in Saturday’s 16th Petit Le Mans Powered By Mazda, Neel Jani will be looking to make more history at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Neel Jani sets fastest lap at night in opening Petit Le Mans practice

Final practice, qualifying for ALMS finale set for Friday

ALMS - RebellionNightPLM13 Rebellion Racing waited until dark to set the fastest lap of the opening day of practice for Saturday’s 16th Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Formula 1 pilot Mark Webber to contest Le Mans for Porsche

World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours

Mark WebberThe Australian Formula 1 pilot Mark Webber has signed a contract with Porsche that extends over several years. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Rebellion Coming: Team Sets Lineups for 2013

Heidfeld, Jani leading efforts in ALMS

ALMS - Rebellion Racing-Sebring-1ALMS - Neel Jani-Rebellion #7BA90FNick 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.

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Oct 20

Muscle Milk, Level 5 and Rebellion reign at Road Atlanta (updated)

Lola-Toyota wins Petit Le Mans on drama-filled day

ALMS - Petit Le Mans-Start-1Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Petit Le Mans qualifying report

Jani crashes Petit party with Pole Position – Lola-Toyota quickest qualifier; ESM goes 1-2 in GT

ALMS - PLM12-P1-Rebellion125ALMS - PLM12-PC-Merchant125With 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Grosjean’s father explains why Swiss-born son is French

But why he fails to honour his birth nation is not widely known

2012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 022012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 04Romain Grosjean’s father has cleared up a paddock mystery about why the Swiss-born Lotus driver wears a French flag on his overalls waist-band.

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Jun 13

25 F1 drivers to tackle Le Mans this weekend

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.

24 Heures du MansAllan McNish  Audi 2 photo - DPPI  François FlamandNear 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.

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Feb 21

Nick, Neel and Nico check out Lola!

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Lola end season on a high at Zhuhai 6 Hours

Finishing the six hour event in 4th place

Lola LMP cars rounded out the 2011 season successfully in China last weekend.The Rebellion Lola-Toyota of Neel Jani and Nicolas Prost finished a fine 4th overall, once again being the first petrol powered LMP car to take the chequered flag.

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