Scott Speed has reinforced speculation that both he and Toro Rosso teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi will be retained by the Italian team in 2007.
At Istanbul last weekend, the half owner of the second Red Bull team, Gerhard Berger, admitted that it is almost certain that Toro Rosso’s current line-up is to be retained beyond the end of 2006.
”It’s not finally decided but we are quite happy with both of them,” the Austrian said.
23-year-old Speed, who is F1’s only American born driver at the moment, was quoted as assuming that he will still be a team member in 2007.
”Next year is going to be a good opportunity for both me and Tonio, for sure,” said the Californian.
”We have enough experience, and we are going to be in a good situation.
”Our team is going to be very good next year.”