JULY 26, 2005

Whither Speed?

Scott Speed was charged up last weekend at Hockenheim and although the American youngster made some mistakes he still showed his pace and it cannot be long before he wins a race in GP2. The 22-year-old is under contract to Red Bull Racing and to the Red Bull drinks company, which make it rather odd that there were stories last week that he has sneaked into the Williams headquarters at Grove. Perhaps he was there to visit Jonathan Williams, who has an unusual dual role as a member of the iSport team (for which Scott drives in GP2) but keeps an office at Williams F1.

But then again perhaps he was there chatting with Jonathan's dad - Sir Frank Williams - about his hopes and dreams.

The word on the street in Hockenheim is that now that Red Bull has signed up David Coulthard and Tonio Liuzzi for next season, with Christian Klien there to be number three, the Speedster may be going over the side and setting his lifeboat off in the direction of a Williams test drive in 2006.

Having an American onboard in 2007 would do no harm at all with the folk at Lexus, which let us not forget is an American car company.