Neel Jani plays a major role in the development of the car and has been extremely effective in bringing the car up as an extremely strong contender. He started with Karting in 1998 and after two years of learning the finer nuances, moved upto the Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup series in 2001. He was also part of the Italian Formula Renault series and continued racing in both arenas in 2002 and 2003 before moving to the Formula Renault V6 Eurocup with Jenzer, a Swiss team.
He stayed with the same team in 2004, driving for DAMS and also took part in one race in DAMS’s FIA GT Championship team. In 2005, Jani was confirmed as A1 team Switzerland’s driver for the 2006-07 season and was also Scuderia Toro Rosso’s third driver in the same year. In 2007, he decided that it was time to get some more regular racing action and went to the USA to compete in the Champ Car series with PKV Racing.
As part of the A1 Team Switzerland team in 2008-09, Jani will be looking forward to an exciting season in A1 as Switzerland renew their challenge for a new season and aim for the title.