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Scott Speed, San Marino GP 2005

Scott Speed, San Marino GP 2005 

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There are signs of increased interest in Formula 1 in the United States with Sports Illustrated magazine this week running a story about Scott Speed's drive to be the first American driver in Formula 1 since 1993. This is in the same magazine which has a cover story on Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year Danica Patrick. Sports Illustrated is the biggest US sports magazine with a circulation of 3.3m and a readership of 20m a week.

It is expected that Red Bull Racing will shortly name Speed as its third driver for the Canadian and United States Grands Prix.

The last American involvement in F1 was when Michael Andretti raced for McLaren.

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