On 10th October the Red Bull Formula One Racing Car Broke a world record by being driven at the height of 18380 feet above the sea level at the Khardung-La Pass. The reigning World Champions defied odds of every kind by ‘taking the high road’, literally. Red Bull Racing driver Neel Jani drove the Red Bull Racing Formula One Show car on the World’s Highest Motorable Road at the Khardung-La pass in the Leh region of India at a dizzying height of 18,380 feet. 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 driving terrain in the world.
Barely a week after Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo dazzled New Delhi with his driving skills, it was Neel Jani’s turn to go down in history. A Swiss driver of Indian origin, Jani expertly drove the Red Bull Racing Formula One car through the various roads of the Leh region in India’s extreme north. During the journey, Jani and the Red Bull Racing F1 car passed the famous Thiksey Monastery, stopped by the Shanti Stupa and encountered the famous rolling roads of South Pullu.
The Red Bull Speed Street Leh project marks another milestone for Red Bull Racing; it joins the team’s other impressive runs, including the Formula Santo Domingo Beach Run and the Canadian Red Bull Frozen One on ice.