Scott Speed Bio - Biography

Name Scott Speed
Naionality American
Date of Birth 24 January 1983
Place of Birth Manteca, California, U.S
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Scott began racing with karts and over the next nine years he won many titles in the United States.

However, in 2001 he stepped up to single-seaters and the following season was crowned the Formula Mazda champion.

That same year, the Californian also caught the eye of those running the Red Bull Drivers Search programme and with the Austrian energy drink company's backing, he entered the British F1 Championship in 2003.

A year later Scott was off to the Formula Renault German series, before heading to the new GP2 Series in 2005. He finished third overall.

The American also tested for Red Bull Racing that year, standing in as their Friday test driver for three grand prix weekends.

His performances earned Scott a racedrive with RBR's junior team, Scuderia Toro Rosso, for 2006.

Speed was tenacious from the onset of the season, and in fact finished in the top eight in his third grand prix, the Australian GP. However, the American lost the point he'd earned after the race stewards penalized him for passing David Coulthard under yellow flags.

Speed was also fined for his outburst during the stewards' hearing. Not exactly his brightest moment in Formula One.

However, the American soon put the incident behind him and although he tried hard for the remainder of the season, points just didn't come as STR struggled for pace.

In 2007 the team will swap from a restricted V10 Cosworth engine to a fully-fledged Ferrari unit, which is expected to boost STR up the grid.

Scott, though, still doesn't know if he'll be a part of that 2007 boost up the grid.

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