Speed aims to go one better in Long Beach


Of course it was an exceptional result, especially considering it was on his Formula E debut, but all drivers want to stand on the top step of the podium and Scott Speed is no exception…

Facing questions at the pre-event press conference in Long Beach, the Andretti driver believes the track will prove to be a very different challenge to what he faced in Miami. Asked about his chances of victory he said: “I’m sure going to try, we have a strong team but http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/april/speed-aims-to-go-one-better-in-long-beach.aspxit’ll be tough around here with the bumps, kerbs and walls. I think it will be a race of attrition and I’m going to have to race smart…anything is possible!”

Speaking about the reaction of the American fans since the result in Miami, Speed said: “I think it’s very good, I’ve had a lot of positive feedback and support…it seems I’m actually in contention for FanBoost this time which is better than it was in Miami where I was near last! So far since I’ve joined Formula E I’ve had a fantastic reception.”

Winner last time out and new championship leader, Nicolas Prost is trying not to look at the end goal but instead is taking it one race at a time. Prost said: “My feeling doesn’t change much since the win because we are still very early in the championship and we have seen how things can change very quickly if you don’t finish or fail to pick up points. My focus now is to continue trying to score as many points in every race.”

Amlin Aguri driver Salvador Duran, who scored his first points with a top-10 finish in Miami, is looking forward to racing in front of his home fans who made the trip from Mexico. He said: “We have a lot of Mexicans here as we did in Miami, I really enjoy racing in this part of America and I hope to put on a good show for them. The team has given me a great opportunity and I think we are getting up to speed. I hope I can add to my points tally here in Long Beach.”