17 Facts About Neel Jani


Neel Jani was born on 8 December 1983 and is a Swiss professional Porsche factory driver.


Neel Jani's father is from India and his mother is German Swiss.


Neel Jani achieved his greatest success winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 after first joining Porsche's LMP1 programme for the 2014 season driving in the WEC.


Neel Jani raced for PKV Racing in the North American Champ Car series in 2007.


Neel Jani is a GP2 Series race-winner and former Formula One test driver.


Neel Jani stayed in both for 2002, again only racing part of the Italian Formula Renault season.


Neel Jani won two races, at the Hungaroring and at Monza.


Neel Jani managed to lead most of the Nurburgring race in a clearly slower car with some effective defensive driving.


Neel Jani then raced in the new A1 Grand Prix series, representing his home nation with A1 Team Switzerland.


Neel Jani was linked to a reserve F1 seat with the Sauber team.


For 2007, Neel Jani drove for the PKV Racing team in the Champ Car World Series.


Neel Jani ended the series in ninth place with a total of 231 points.


In 2010, Neel Jani became affiliated with Swiss privateer Rebellion Racing and teamed with Nicolas Prost to race a Lola-Judd LMP1 at the Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing 2nd at Algarve and 5th at Silverstone.


Neel Jani took up full-time WEC racing in 2012 with Rebellion, teaming with Prost and Nick Heidfeld for two seasons, before joining the Porsche works team in 2014 and winning his first LMP1 race at Sao Paulo, Brazil, finishing third overall in the championship.


The 2015 season saw Neel Jani take another win at Bahrain in addition to 5 runner-up spots; again he finished third in the championship.


Neel Jani kicked off the 2016 WEC season with a win at Silverstone and a second place at Spa before inheriting the win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in dramatic fashion when Kazuki Nakajima's Toyota broke down in the lead with only one lap to go in the race.


On 24 August 2017, it was announced that Neel Jani would make his debut in FIA Formula E Championship in its fourth season at Faraday Future Dragon Racing with Jerome d'Ambrosio as his teammate.