The birthplace of overlanding is difficult to pinpoint to a specific location, as the concept of overlanding, which involves self-reliant travel to remote destinations over land, has been around for centuries. However, many people credit the early explorers, adventurers, and traders who traveled the Silk Road, Trans-Saharan trade routes, and other ancient trade routes as some of the earliest overlanders.
In more recent times, overlanding as a recreational activity gained popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, particularly in Australia and South Africa. In Australia, the concept of “bush camping” and exploring remote areas in a 4×4 vehicle became popular, while in South Africa, the term “overlanding” was coined to describe organized self-reliant expeditions to remote areas.
Today, overlanding has become a global phenomenon, with enthusiasts from all over the world participating in expeditions and adventures in a variety of vehicles, including trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and in this particular instance, a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car!
Ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo makes a thrilling return to Oracle Red Bull Racing by dusting off the RB7 and taking on the dirt roads from the beaches to the outback across some of Australia’s most challenging terrain. Joined by some local racing experts, Ricciardo starts in the “wild west,” making his way through farmland and ocean vistas before the final challenge at the iconic Mount Panorama.
For more information on Red Bull, check out https://www.redbull.com/us-en/discover , and be sure to check out the Rolex Australian Grand Prix this weekend at www.formula1.com/en/racing/2023/Australia.