After the frustrating results of the recent 50th Macau Grand Prix, where Robert Doornbos couldn't achieve a podium finish because of two mechanical failures, the Dutchman is now looking ahead of the Korean Super Prix determined to take his revenge.
In Macao, despite excellent performances during free practice, the 1st session of qualifying and both the legs of races, Robert was forced to retire in leg1 and 2 after suffering a driveshaft and a transmission breaks, while running in 5th and 3rd position respectively.
Doornbos commented: "My car was really well balanced and everything was going on the right direction when in the last lap, 6 curves before the finishing line, I had my driveshaft broken. I was surprised from that because the car had always been perfect, for the all weekend". "The team assured me a competitive car and I could demonstrate this in free practice, in qualifying and during the races as well. If I had not had the mechanical failures I would have finished in top position or at podium, maybe. I'm very fast on this car but I can not believe that I had to stop my race because of two mechanical problems". "In the second leg I was pushing hard and when I saw Lapierre and Carbone in front of mine I thought -- Well, Robert, you are going to celebrate today.. -- but my car betrayed me two laps to go".
Robert will be joined in Team Menu by Rob Austin, regular in the British F3 championship with Team Menu.