Q & A with Scott Speed

Scott Speed (Second, 29 points)

Q & A with Scott Speed

Q. You've been a bit busy in your month off - how has it been for you?

SS: It's been quite good - obviously I've had a lot of valuable Formula One experience, and now it's time to put the GP2 hat on.

Q. It must have been great for you personally to get to be the third driver in Canada and at home in America.

SS: It was quite an experience - it was incredible! To drive a Formula One car in front of my home crowd, and to get the response that we got, was amazing - I wasn't expecting it.

Q. Did you get what you were hoping for from being there?

SS: Definitely - one hundred percent. I wanted to gain experience, and to try and give a good impression for my first time in a Formula One car (on a race weekend). It was cool!

Q. And you also had the GP2 test - how did that go for you?

SS: It was raining off and on all day, and I was kind of severely jetlagged because I flew over the night before and then went straight back, but it was good. We made some progress, which we didn't expect with the amount of time we had, but we did and that was fortunate.

Q. Did you have any time off at all over the month?

SS: I've really been in the Formula One car all the time - I tested on Friday at Jerez, and I spent the last week training on the bicycle - other than that it's been quite busy, and flying back and forth.

Q. And now you've got eight races ahead of you this month ...

SS: Yeah - obviously I hope the car is consistently up to where I can keep bringing points for the championship, and hopefully we've still got the same pace as we had before, and are still competitive.

shares
comments
Q & A with Gimmi Bruni

Previous article

Q & A with Gimmi Bruni

Next article

Rosberg Fastest in Practice

Rosberg Fastest in Practice
Load comments

About this article

Series FIA F2
Author David Cameron
Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success? Plus

Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success?

Going into the 2021 Formula 2 season the biggest talking point wasn’t about any drivers or teams, but the new race weekend format. Created partly out of financial necessity but also to spice up the action, the Bahrain opener provided a snapshot of the positives and negatives to come

FIA F2
Apr 4, 2021
Why 2021 is make-or-break for the driver F1 needs Plus

Why 2021 is make-or-break for the driver F1 needs

He was tipped for glory in FIA Formula 2 last year, but was hampered by reliability woes at inopportune moments. Guanyu Zhou knows he won't get too many more chances if he is to become China's first F1 driver, with fierce competition within the ranks of Alpine's junior stable

FIA F2
Mar 25, 2021
How Schumacher Jr earned his Haas F1 chance Plus

How Schumacher Jr earned his Haas F1 chance

Michael Schumacher may have won seven Formula 1 titles, but he didn't even compete for a crown at the second tier. Son Mick put that right in 2020, and proved to Ferrari that he was deserving of a shot at motorsport's elite category in 2021

FIA F2
Jan 9, 2021
The quintet giving Ferrari a tough decision to make Plus

The quintet giving Ferrari a tough decision to make

The Ferrari Driver Academy earned a podium sweep in the first Formula 2 race of the new decade in Austria last weekend. The battle between 'the FDA five' is set to be one of the major subplots of the season, but who has the best F1 prospects for 2021?

FIA F2
Jul 8, 2020
The Williams junior determined to prove Red Bull wrong Plus

The Williams junior determined to prove Red Bull wrong

Dropped by his team in Japan and by Red Bull, Dan Ticktum's single-seater career seemed to be over last summer. But now he's on the Formula 2 grid with the reigning champion team, and he's a new protege of Williams. How did that happen?

FIA F2
Mar 20, 2020
The controversial weekend that ended an American's dream in Europe Plus

The controversial weekend that ended an American's dream in Europe

OPINION: In the latest in our series of features looking back the recently concluded 2010s, we recall one of the many sagas of the 2018 Formula 2 season, which featured unusual fines and an unsavoury clash between team-mates

FIA F2
Jan 3, 2020
The year Leclerc fully revealed his star status Plus

The year Leclerc fully revealed his star status

In the latest feature in our series looking back on the 2010s, we revisit Charles Leclerc's sensational Formula 2 season - where he strode among on-track highs and lows, as well as tragedy away from motorsport, to earn a place on the Formula 1 grid

FIA F2
Dec 26, 2019
Why F1 is no longer ignoring its feeder series Plus

Why F1 is no longer ignoring its feeder series

After the MotoGP-style Formula 1 support ladder was fully united for 2019, Bruno Michel and Ross Brawn share their views on the current state of Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 and explain why investment at junior levels should boost the top tier

FIA F2
Dec 13, 2019