Minardi’s Dutch Duo Wows ‘Em!

Minardi F1 Team drivers Christijan Albers and Robert Doornbos received a rapturous welcome from Dutch Formula One fans who flocked to the centre of Rotterdam in their thousands on Sunday afternoon to spectate at the Monaco aan de Maas (Maas-side Monaco) event.

A crowd, estimated by event officials at over 200,000, was treated to a series of spectacular demonstration runs by a variety of competition vehicles, including Formula One, Formula 3000, Le Mans, Paris-Dakar and Historic Grand Prix cars, but the decidedly partisan audience reserved its loudest cheers of the afternoon for Minardi’s Dutch duo, both of whom received standing ovations at the conclusion of their individual runs around the 3.4-km temporary street circuit.