Jani drives media at Shanghai

Chinese media get the inside track on the fast lane KHP Consulting has scored another coup in Shanghai by staging the first ever Drive Day for 50 representatives of the Chinese media. The journalists were the special guests of Credit Suisse...

Chinese media get the inside track on the fast lane

KHP Consulting has scored another coup in Shanghai by staging the first ever Drive Day for 50 representatives of the Chinese media. The journalists were the special guests of Credit Suisse China and were given the ride of their lives by Sauber Petronas test driver Neel Jani around Shanghai's brand new International Circuit.

Credit Suisse China had invited the journalists, who came from Beijing and Shanghai and were from the leading print, television and radio outlets, so that they could experience first hand the thrill and excitement of being driven fast around a track in the capable hands of a professional Formula One racing driver.

The media were given the opportunity of an exclusive tour of the International Circuit, the latest high-tech Formula One circuit which on its inaugural FIA F1 World Championship race day on September 26 will host 200,000 fans.

The guests were also were shown advanced driving techniques - how to drive fast, and safely - by top instructors in specially-prepared Polo Cup cars which zipped along the International Circuit. Not many people can say they have driven where six-times World Champion Michael Schumacher will be driving his Ferrari ahead of 19 other F1 cars travelling at more than 300kph. It was a unique experience for the Chinese journalists.

Finally the guests were strapped in alongside Neel and driven at exhilarating speeds in a powerful Subaru all round the International Circuit. Neel certainly enjoyed it and the journalists now have a much greater appreciation of what it takes to be a top sports driver.

"I really enjoyed my chance to visit Shanghai's International Circuit and I'm very impressed by this huge and ultra-modern facility. The race will certainly be a big challenge. Those attending the event in September will experience the thrilling atmosphere of the FIA Formula One World Championship at close quarters."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Neel Jani
Teams Ferrari , Sauber