NOVEMBER 2, 2002
Speed leaps ahead
The Red Bull F1 Driver Search winner Scott Speed will race for Alan Docking in the 2003 British Formula 3 championship. The team is the current championship holder thanks to the efforts this year of Robbie Kerr and it is ahuge opportunity for the young American to make a big impact and learn the ropes in European racing. Speed was, according to our spies, the most impressive of all in the Red Bull Driver Search tests at Paul Ricard and has landed a drive which should set him on his way. There will be a lot to learn but with Docking he has a good teacher and a man who knows how to get the best out of his drivers.
The remaining two winners of the Red Bull scheme, Paul Edwards and Joel Nelson, have yet to be placed. Edwards has already competed in the British F3 series and so could either return for a shot at the championship or go to the planned European F3 series or even into Formula 3000.