Speed Confirmed for Team USA

American Scott Speed will drive for the United States in the A1 Grand Prix championship, the U.S. team announced today

Speed Confirmed for Team USA

Speed, who is currently competing in the GP2 2005 championship, was a front-runner for the seat, and the A1 Team USA owner and CEO, Rick Weidinger, said the young American driver represents the best American talent behind the wheels.

"Scott Speed represents the best for the United States, and I think that he clearly meets our obligation to utilise the very best talent that America can offer in order to win the World Cup of Motorsport," Weidinger said in a statement.

"I believe that A1 Team [USA] has the best chance for success in A1 Grand Prix because of Scott Speed and our race team."

Speed, who is set to move to Formula One next year with one of the Red Bull teams, stated: "It is a tremendous honour to be called on board by Rick to lead A1 Team [USA] into Brands Hatch. I am very excited to carry the American flag into competition and will do my best to represent the United States."

The American team also announced that GP2 team owner David Price will be running the A1 Team USA, and Price himself added: "A1 Team USA is focused so much on the driver and its race team, that it is an honour to be chosen to serve as part of this team for USA.

"I certainly will use my experience in the last 25 plus years to give Team the edge."

The first A1 GP race will take place in ten days at Brands Hatch. The American car is set to run in the American flag's stars and stripes theme, with the message "We the People" on its rear wing. The team also said the logo will be painted on the car in 37 languages.

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