Speed. I am Speed.

Posted by Iannucci | 7/31/2007 | 6 comments »
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Anyone wanna get this guy an IndyCar?

Scott Speed, the only American driver in Formula One, was dropped by the Toro Rosso team Tuesday and replaced by Germany's Sebastian Vettel.

Speed and fellow Toro Rosso driver Vitantonio Liuzzi are among seven drivers without a single point after the first 10 of this season's 17 races. The 24-year-old Speed, from Manteca, Calif., has failed to score a point by finishing in the top eight of any race in his two seasons in F1. (MORE from ESPN.com)


  1. Johnny // July 31, 2007 9:19 AM  

    He's still got a ton of Red Bull money and will likely land in Champ Car, maybe with fellow F1 castaways Robert "Bobby D" Doornbos and team boss Paul Stoddard at Minardi. At the USGP meet n' greet the summer, Scott was generally dismissive of Indy and ovals as a whole, so I don't see his attitude scoring him any points for an IndyCar ride.

  2. Jennifer Coomer // July 31, 2007 10:01 AM  

    Somebody snatch him up!
    I love his name.

  3. Anonymous // July 31, 2007 12:49 PM  

    He isn't going to Champ Car, which incidentally has been getting lower ratings than lawnmower racing?

    He isn't going anywhere this year or in the near future because of his contractual situation.

    Speed wants to get paid to drive, somewhere on the order of the $9M he was rumored to be getting this year, which would seem to make Nascar the only plausible destination other than another F1 team.

  4. Johnny // July 31, 2007 1:33 PM  

    Awesome troll there anon. Way to add absolutely nothing.

  5. johnnyCynic // July 31, 2007 2:39 PM  

    If he still has Red Bull money, maybe he'll be given a similar deal to what was offered Christian Klien at the end of last season when he was booted from Red Bull. If I remeber right, it was for a 2007 CCWS ride at a comparable salary. Of course Christian chose to move to Honda F1 as a test driver, but then he isn't American, so the move to the States might not have seemed so appealing.

  6. Johnny // July 31, 2007 3:33 PM  

    Yup. Red Bull's wanting to push an American Open Wheel driver here anyway.