Red Bull Racing's Showcar went to the Himalayas

As if Red Bull Racing wasn’t already in the stratosphere after Sebastian Vettel claimed back-to-back titles over the weekend, the team has taken its F1 showcar to a record-breaking altitude run as part of a promo piece for the upcoming inaugural Indian Grand Prix.

Jani admires the view Together with Swiss racing driver Neel Jani, the intrepid team took its travelling Showcar for a run on the world’s highest driveable road, the Khardung-La pass in the Leh Himalayan region of India.

Driving at an altitude of 5,600 metres (18,380 feet) above sea level, Jani drove past the famous Thiksey Monastery, stopped by the Shanti Stupa and encountered the famous rolling roads of South Pullu.

“Of all the places I’ve driven around the world, Khardung La has got to be the most humbling,” a thrilled Jani said of his outing.

“The Himalayas are as imposing as anything in the world and to become a part of history here will be a cherished memory.”

[Images via Neel Jani and Red Bull Racing]

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Richard Bailey

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