Doornbos Hoping for Wet Race

Dutchman Robert Doornbos is hoping for a wet Belgian Grand Prix after admitting his Minardi team had opted for a risky strategy in qualifying

Doornbos Hoping for Wet Race

Doornbos was 17th quickest to beat his teammate Christijan Albers and the Jordans of Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan in their particular battle to escape the final row of the grid.

"It was great to have done a good lap in front of all the Dutch fans who are here at Spa," said Doornbos. "Along with Jordan, we have our own little Grand Prix within the Grand Prix, and it's good to have been the fastest of the four cars.

"We took a bit of a risk with the strategy, so I hope it's going to rain tomorrow.  Whatever happens, we'll try to do the best job possible for the fans."

Albers was also happy with his lap after helping Minardi finish ahead of Jordan with both their cars.

"I'm pleased with my lap," he said. "It was not an amazing lap, just a normal, solid lap, and I was glad to stay on the track, as I had a little off in qualifying at Monza.

"Considering our race strategy, I'm happy with the time.  We'll see what happens tomorrow."

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