Discovery Turbo joins Red Bull India to take the Formula 1
car to the Khardung-La in Ladakh region. At 18,300 feet, the
Khardungla Pass is a hostile road, hardly the place for a
Formula 1 car.
special 'Khardung-LA: Race Car Extreme' follows the F1 car
and its daring driver Neel Jani push to their limit on the
highest altitude possible and create a new world record.
special will air on 21 October at 8 pm on Discovery Turbo.
The programme will simulcast on Discovery and Discovery Tamil.
special will track the Red Bull Racing Team as it takes up
the challenge of battling technological barriers and overcomes
human performance element on their exciting new mission to
drive to Khardung-La. Lack of oxygen, extreme terrain and
uneven roads are the reasons why no one has ever dared to
run an F1 car at this world's highest motor able road.
Bull's driver Neel Jani, an experienced motorist, becomes
the first driver to take the challenge to drive Formula 1
car to the world famous Khardung-La pass, in a drive of a
lifetime. Neel, a native of Switzerland (of Indian origin),
has been a part of many memorable drives for Red Bull and
won accolades such as A1 Grand Priz season 2007-08.
special will take viewers behind the scenes at the Red Bull
Racing factory in Milton Keynes, through United Kingdom to
New Delhi and to the Ladakh valley. The programme features
the logistics details required to undertake this mission which
involved transporting the car and 5 tons of Formula One equipment
up the long and three-day treachorous journey from Delhi to
low oxygen conditions, the team pushed themselves and Formula
1 car to run at 18,380 feet in the Khardung-La pass to create
the world record.
will witness the challenges to drive through inhospitable
roads and extreme weather conditions.