Neel Jani Signs as Simulator Driver for Audi F1 Power Unit Development

  • Swiss Neel Jani becomes simulator driver for powertrain development
  • Focus on concept work and energy management
  • Simulator at Neuburg site as development tool for hybrid powertrain

[source: Audi AG]

Audi is taking the next step in the development of the power unit for the Formula 1 project by signing a simulator driver. Swiss racing pro Neel Jani (39) is going to support the development of the Audi power unit with his versatile experience from various motorsport programs. An update of the dynamic driving simulator for the work on the Formula 1 hybrid powertrain is being run at the Neuburg site in parallel. In 2026, the brand with the four rings is going to enter the top category of motorsport.