REACHING NEW HEIGHTS: KHARDUNG-LA

10th Oct

Khardung-La pass, Leh region

20:15 Local
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Around the time Sebastian was establishing his own world record at Suzuka, the Red Bull Running Showcar team was scaling new heights in India.

Neel Jani drove the F1 Showcar on the world's highest driveable road, the Khardung-La pass in the Leh region of India at a height of 18,380 feet past the famous Thiksey Monastery, stopped by the Shanti Stupa and encountered the famous rolling roads of South Pullu.

This makes Red Bull Racing the first Formula One team to have ever managed to transport, fire-up and drive an F1 car on what is arguably the most challenging terrain on the planet.

Jani, a Swiss driver of Indian origin said: "Of all the places I've driven around the world, Khardung La has got to be the most humbling. The Himalayas are as imposing as anything in the world and to become a part of history here will be a cherished memory."

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