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The Lesser Known… Robert Doornbos 02 Feb 2007

Robert Doornbos (NDL) Red Bull Racing Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, Canadian Grand Prix, Preparations, Montreal, Canada, 22 June 2006 Robert Doornbos (NDL) Red Bull Racing Third Driver celebrates his tenth position in qualifying.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 16, Chinese Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China, 30 September 2006 Robert Doornbos (NDL) Red Bull Racing Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, British Grand Prix, Preparations, Silverstone, England, 8 June 2006 Robert Doornbos (NDL) Red Bull Racing Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Budapest, Hungary, 4 August 2006

Red Bull's test and reserve driver divulges a little personal information - including a brush with the law in explosive circumstances…

Q: What's in your garage at home?
RD:
A full-cross Honda 125cc, a scooter from when I was 16, golf clubs, and my car, a BMW M3.

Q: Tell us something we don't know about you?
RD:
I spent a couple of hours at a police station when I was 12 for lighting up some fireworks in a shopping mall and as punishment I had to do 12 hours of community work. Oops!

Q: Your favourite song for karaoke?
RD:
Don't have a favourite song, but I do have a favourite place… Cabin Lodge at the Suzuka circuit hotel…

Q: The last good deed you did?
RD:
Taking a bus full of really sick kids to the Afsluitdijk (a huge dam with a road running along the top) in Holland where I gave a demo last year with my Red Bull F1 car, and then spent some time with them for pictures and signatures.

Q: If you were a superhero, what would your special powers be?
RD:
To be able to fly anywhere very fast!

Q: Your most prized possession?
RD:
My family.

Q: Person you most admire?
RD:
My Dad.

Q: Do you have any bad habits?
RD:
People tell me sometimes to relax more, as I'm always keeping busy…

Q: What would you be if you weren't a racing driver?
RD:
Most likely a tennis player, as that was what I liked best before I started as a racing driver!