Neel Jani Tag

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer After a disappointing weekend in the season-opening FIA Formula E doubleheader at Hong Kong, Neel Jani and Dragon Racing have agreed to part ways. Jani confirmed the news to Bieler Tagblatt, saying, “The team and I have decided that it is better for the future of both parties, if we end the cooperation.” The 34-year-old Porsche factory driver came to Dragon in September, and was previously slated to complete the entirety of Season Four. But a host of problems for Jay Penske’s organization – from the leaveRead More
At the start Lotterer led the 33 car field but was soon coming under pressure from Mark Webber in the no1 Porsche 919 Hybrid.  It took the Australian six laps to find away around the second placed Oliver Jarvis in the no8 Audi and then he set about catching and passing the lead car with a daring move at Abbey after 28 minutes. Webber then built up a big lead before handing over to Brendon Hartley.  The Kiwi world champion then continued the good work of his Australian teammate butRead More

Posted On March 25, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Headline News

Porsche leads WEC Prologue day one

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Porsche has started off 2016 the same way the finished 2015, on top. Day one of the World Endurance Championship’s traditional ‘prologue’ test at Paul Ricard has seen the new 919 top the timesheets in both the morning and afternoon sessions. The days fastest lap was a 1:37.487 by Neel Jani which is just two tenths of a second off his test best time of a year ago, despite new fuel flow regulations designed to slow down the extraordinary speeds the LMP1 cars achieved last season.Read More

Posted On November 21, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News

Webber, Hartley and Bernhard crowned champions

Driving the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid, the trio finished in fifth position after recovering from technical problems which saw them lose nine laps to the leaders for visits to the pits. With the sister No.18 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas winning the race ahead of the No.7 Audi Sport Team Joest car of André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler and Benoit Tréluyer, it ensured that the No.17 Porsche drivers enjoyed a five point advantage in the final provisional championship standings. After four straight victories at Nürburgring,Read More

Posted On September 18, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Headline News

Porsche locks out front row in Austin

Neel Jani came through in a clinch to snag pole position and make it an all Porsche front row for tomorrow’s 6 hours of the Circuit of the Americas, from Austin, Texas. The Swiss driver put in a flyer in his No. 18 919 hybrid crossing the line with a strong 1:46.018 displacing the sister car of Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber by just 0.146 of a second. Behind the dominant Porsches lines up the first Audi machine of Loic Duval, Oliver Jarvis and Lucas di Grassi. The championshipRead More
Porsche is once again, back on top at Le Mans. Neel Jani stormed the circuit early tonight in the first of Le Mans, customary three qualifying sessions. He claimed a new track record of 3 minutes 16.887 seconds for the 8 megajoule 919 hybrid. His lap beat the previous record of 3 minutes 18.513 seconds held by Stephane Sarrazin in the formidable Peugeot 908 HDI-FAP. Smashing a record held by Peugeot was fitting for Porsche as their trifecta of 919’s poses the greatest threat Audi has faced at La SartheRead More