F1: Scott Speed Dumped, Vettel In ???

There are 11 comments on the Paddock Talk story from May 19, 2007, titled F1: Scott Speed Dumped, Vettel In ???. In it, Paddock Talk reports that:

Starting at the French grand prix, Sebastian Vettel could replace Scott Speed at Toro Rosso for the rest of 2007. via Paddock Talk

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cindyc

Laconia, NH

#1 May 19, 2007
I don't think that Toro-Rosso should not replace Scott Speed.
Scott has not been in F1 for that long a period of time. Give him some more time Please.
Speed Family member

Portland, OR

#2 Jul 5, 2007
Give him a better car and the support, he'll make us all proud!
F1Crazy

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Jul 14, 2007
Move Scotty to Toyota to replace Schumacher. See what Scott can do with a decent car. Besides, Toyota sells a lot of cars in the states.
racebumb

Berkeley, CA

#4 Jul 21, 2007
Scott is getting the shaft. No one could do much better in the turd that he's driving. Give him a good ride and see what happens.
Santinosirignano

London, UK

#5 Jul 23, 2007
Scott is getting the shaft. No one could do much better in the turd that he's driving. Give him a good ride and see what happens.
Spot on mate he is driving in a turd. I am a BIG fan of Scott Speed and i think he and Tonio are excellent drivers but Toro shitting Rosso have never given either of them what they deserve. Get bent Tost and Berger!

Since: Apr 07

Chesterfield, MO

#6 Jul 23, 2007
I do belive that Speed will survive to land with another F1 team, but not as a primary driver. Somebody will take a chance on putting him in a car as a test driver. If he is lucky, perhaps McLaren, Renault, Toyota, Williams or Sauber. I do not think Ferrari because they have not employed an American since Mario Andretti.

Scott is a very good shoe and like a lot of F1 pilots he was not put into a good situation at Torro Rossa.

I may take a year to get back in an F1 race, but if he lands with one of those teams, it could make a world of difference.

Since: Jan 07

Jeffersonville, IN

#7 Jul 23, 2007
I got autographs from both STR drivers during the Thursday autograph session last month at the final :( USGP. My impression of Scott was not a very favorable. I was very happy that an American was driving in F1. He was quite arrogant for a driver with a career total of ZERO championship points.

Scott may very well be a good driver. However, in F1, it is a long way from good to great. Many people felt the reason the last American in F1, Michael Andretti, was unsuccessful was because he was not "into" the F1 culture. Red Bull countered that by immersing Scott into the culture by having him live in Europe. Even in good equipment, I doubt Scott would ever "consistently" finish in the points, or EVER see a podium finish in F1. I think Scott is destined to be a strong midfielder, that is if he is lucky enough to continue in F1.

I think Vettel and Bourdais as a good bet for STR in "Twenty-oh-eight", as in Windsor-speak.
Alison

UK

#8 Jul 24, 2007
I think it's unfair that Scott gets shafted by Toro Rosso, not Liuzzi, because, I guess, he's the only one that's spoken out about the way they've both been treated.
I like Scott and Tonio, but Scott is the better of the two, and Toro Rosso haven't given him any chances in F1.
I think he should go to Champ Car, where I think he could do pretty well, maybe even win the series in a year or two.

Since: Jan 07

Zionsville, IN

#9 Jul 31, 2007
Scott has officially been dumped by STR and replaced by BMW's Sebastian Vettel http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7... .

Nice try, Scott.

Since: Jan 07

Zionsville, IN

#10 Jul 31, 2007
As troubling as it is for Scott, after losing his ride with STR, things may not be as gloomy as they appear.

Former champion, Nelson Piquet, has lost his driver's license. http://www.planet-f1.com/story/0,18954,3213_2... Perhaps Scot should contact Nelson about becoming his personal driver!

Since: Apr 07

Chesterfield, MO

#11 Jul 31, 2007
No USGP, no reason to keep and American driver.

The RedBull American driver campaign was a novel idea but the detatchment of the US from F1 probable decided Speed's fate.

I am sure that IRL and ChampCar teams are wearing out the phone trying to get him in a seat before the season is over. ChampCar especially could use an American driver after losing AJ Almendinger.

Let's see if their are smart enough to get Speed.

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