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Double dose of Minardi at Zandvoort 24 Aug 2005

(L to R): Grand Prix debutante Robert Doornbos (NDL) Minardi PS05 with new team mate Christijan Albers (NDL) Minardi.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, German Grand Prix, Practice Day, Hockenheim, Germany, 22 July 2005

Both of Minardi’s Dutch drivers will be in Formula One demonstration action at this Sunday’s German Touring Car Championship (DTM) round at Zandvoort in the Netherlands.

Christijan Albers will be carrying out a series of high-speed demonstration laps in a 2005-spec PS04B, while team mate Robert Doornbos will give a number of lucky spectators the ride of a lifetime around the famous Dutch circuit in one of Minardi’s two-seater Formula One cars.

"When we were first asked to participate in this proposed programme at the Zandvoort round of the DTM, we readily agreed, as it fits in perfectly with Minardi's longstanding aim of making Formula One more accessible to the fans," said team principal, Paul Stoddart.

"By including Robert and one of our two-seater cars in the day's activities, courtesy of support from host sponsor, CO2, we're able to provide an even more exciting programme for the spectators, and will hopefully contribute to their overall enjoyment of what I'm sure will be a tremendous event."

It will be the second time this month that Dutch motorsport fans have had the chance to witness Minardi Formula One cars in action. Earlier in August, Albers and Doornbos ran demonstration runs as part of the Maasside Monaco motorsport festival in Rotterdam.