The Red Bull Showcar Team was in the Himalayas in an attmept to run the world's highest road in a F1 racecar.
Many drivers have sought to conquer the Khardung-La Pass in the Himalayas. Considered to be the world's highest drivable road, even it has never seen the likes of the Formula 1 Red Bull racer. Red Bull Racing is still riding high after Sebastian Vettel was crowned the Formula 1 world champion, and the team from Milton Keynes, UK is taking the 'riding high' expression to a whole new meaning. The showcar team made their way last weekend to the Himalayas and took their racer on a serious trek.
The Khardung-La Pass sits at 11,000ft above sea level and the 2005 RB1 racer had to climb more than 7,000ft during the route to a staggering 18,380ft on the treacherous stretch of road. Piloted by Neel Jani, the car accomplished the feat remarkably well. Jani said of the experience, "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." During his run, the Swiss driver of Indian origin passed by the Thiksey Monastery, the Shanti Stupa and through rolling roads of South Pullu.