Scott Andrew Speed (born January 24, 1983 in Manteca, California) is a United States former F1 driver, who drove for Toro Rosso in 2006 and 2007.

During the 2007 European Grand Prix, his team's principal Franz Tost assaulted him after the first turn confusion, and Scott decided that he don't want to race for the team again and was replaced by Sebastian Vettel.

He is the seventh most experienced F1 driver not to score a point. At the 2006 Australian Grand Prix, after finishing eighth from a lowly eighteenth on the grid, Scott was penalised 25 seconds, costing him his first World Championship point.

Career[edit | edit source]

Before Formula One[edit | edit source]

2006[edit | edit source]

In his debut race, the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix, he finished 13th. In the Australian Grand Prix came the worst race of his career. In that race, he finished 8th from a lowly 18th on the grid, but Speed was controversially stripped of what should have been his first World Championship point, and the first for an American driver since 1993, when he overtook under yellow flags and had 25 seconds added to his race time, dropping him to 9th. Because of this, David Coulthard inherited 8th place and the World Championship point. Understandably furious at the decision, Speed also swore at Coulthard during the post-race stewards meeting and was fined $5000.

Speed retired from the Spanish, British and United States Grands Prix(in which Nick Heidfeld did a quadruple flip in USA), but finished his remaining races.


2007[edit | edit source]

Speed raced for Toro Rosso again for the 2007 season but was replaced by Sebastian Vettel following the European Grand Prix following an altercation with team principal Franz Tost in which Tost was alleged to have assaulted Speed, something which Tost has vehemently denied. Speed was released from his contract as a result.

After Formula One[edit | edit source]

He moved on to NASCAR in 2008 and stayed until 2013. In 2015 he moved to Formula E and stayed for 1 season. He now most likely races in the Americas Rallycross Championship.

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

F1 Career History[edit | edit source]

Year Entrants Team Pts WDC Pos. Report
Youth Career
2005 Red Bull Junior Team
Senior Career
2005 Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault Test Driver
2006 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 20th Report
2007 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 21st Report

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pts Pos
2005 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg link =2005 Turkish Grand Prix Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of China.svg ' '
TD TD
2006 Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Australia.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Brazil.svg 0 20th
13th Ret 9th 15th 11th Ret 13th Ret 10th Ret 10th 12th 11th 13th 13th 14th 18th 11th
2007 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Brazil.svg 0 21st
Ret 14th Ret Ret 9th Ret 13th Ret Ret Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols
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