Scott Speed has dismissed as “ridiculous” claims that his party-going ways nearly cost him his seat in formula one.
The Californian was the last driver to be guaranteed his spot on the 2007 grid, after Toro Rosso co-owner Gerhard Berger questioned his commitment over the winter.
“It is ridiculous,” Speed was quoted as saying by the official website of the US grand prix.
“For sure, I am the person in the paddock who parties the least. I don’t even drink alcohol.”
Backing up his case, 24-year-old Speed outperformed his teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi all weekend at Albert Park, despite sliding out of the race with two punctured tyres.