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Speed on fast track to F1 career

Updated: June 3, 2005, 5:40 PM ET
By Dan Knutson | Special to ESPN.com

California's Scott Speed is about to put a couple of new statistics in the Formula One history books.

When was the last time a driver from the United States took part in a Grand Prix weekend? And who was the last U.S. driver to participate in a United States Grand Prix?

The answers: Michael Andretti, who drove his McLaren Ford to third place in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on Sept. 12, 1993, and Eddie Cheever, who finished third in the Phoenix Grand Prix on June 4, 1989.

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