Red Bull gives up US driver programme

Scott Speed, French GP 2005

Scott Speed, French GP 2005 

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Red Bull has announced that it is stopping its Driver Search programme in the United States of America. The scheme was set up in 2002 to bring some young Americans to F1 through the European feeder championships. One of the original winners was Scott Speed who next year will be seen racing in one of Red Bull's two F1 teams. Colin Fleming and John Edwards will continue to race with Red Bull backing in Europe but the drinks company has decided not to continue with new Americans, turning instead to an international competition open to many different nationalities.

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