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The Lesser Known… Scott Speed 03 Apr 2007

Scott Speed (USA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR01.
Formula One World Championship, Rd4, San Marino Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Imola, Italy, 22 April 2006 Scott Speed (USA) Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Australian Grand Prix, Preparations, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, 15 March 2007 Scott Speed (USA) Scuderia Toro Rosso celebrates scoring 1 point.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 3, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, 2 April 2006 Scott Speed (USA) Scuderia Toro Rosso. Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Australian Grand Prix, Preparations, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Thursday 15 March 2007. World © Hartley/Sutton

As one half of Toro Rosso’s youthful line-up, Scott Speed has embarked on his second Formula One season. Now a veteran of 19 Grands Prix, it’s about time we got to know the American a little better...

Q: Funniest thing you've read about yourself in the press?
A:
Gerhard (Berger) saying that I am a party animal…I don't even drink!

Q: Your favourite song for karaoke?
A:
Some kind of hip hop. I’m a great rapper, but can't sing to save my life!

Q: When you're at home, what do you listen to when driving?
A:
A lot of different stuff, but as often as possible I prefer not to drive. It’s too boring and I end up getting into trouble when I try and make it interesting.

Q: What's in your garage at home?
A:
I don't have a garage yet!

Q: Your most prized possession?
A:
Nothing material, because I don't think they can ever really make you happy, but certainly my family and girlfriend are my most important ‘possessions’.

Q: Tell us something we don't know about you?
A:
I am a good cyclist and I absolutely love movies.

Q: What's the most unusual request you've had from a fan?
A:
A young lady asked me what hotel I was staying at in front of my girlfriend Valentina.

Q: Your most embarrassing moment?
A:
I came into the pits one lap early in a kart race I was leading.

Q: If you were a superhero, what would your special powers be?
A:
Being invisible!

Q: Best part of being a Formula One driver - apart from the driving?
A:
To have my parents’ respect.

Q: Do you have any bad habits?
A:
I forget things a lot.

Q: What would you be if you weren’t a racing driver?
A:
A fighter pilot.