Red Bull takes F1 car to world's highest drivable road

Goes sightseeing as well
Oct 13, 2011
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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Red Bull takes its F1 car to the world’s highest drivable road

As Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel celebrated his second straight Formula 1 driver's title, the team was also literally scaling new heights by bringing its F1 car to the world's highest driveable road.

With former Formula 1 test driver Neel Jani behind the wheel, the Red Bull F1 showcar traversed the Khardung Pass in the Leh region of India, which has a height of 18,380 feet. Along the way, it passed the famous Thiksey Monastery, stopped by the Shanti Stupa shrine and encountered the rolling roads of South Pullu.

What's amazing is that, in certain parts of the pass, Jani was driving on a single lane road that was just wide enough to accommodate the F1 car; a mistake would mean a fall down a steep ravine.

"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," said Jani, a Swiss driver who, incidentally, is of Indian origin.

 

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