Formula E: Speed keen to race at Long Beach ePrix

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Following a successful Formula E debut at last weekend’s Miami ePrix, Scott Speed has set his sights on racing in the next round of the championship at Long Beach in two weeks’ time.

The American driver was drafted in at Andretti FE to race alongside Jean-Eric Vergne, and produced a sensational debut display to finish in second place after picking his way through the field.

“I had no expectation coming into it as it’s been so long since I’ve been in an open-wheel car,” Speed explained to fiaformulae.com.

“It is pretty amazing to me that it’s literally like riding a bike or putting on an old pair of shoes because everything just switched back into that mindset.”

Despite having no firm plans to race at the Long Beach ePrix on April 4, Speed explained to that he would be keen to take part if his schedule allows.

“I look forward to hopefully do the next one in Long Beach, if my schedule allows me to, and building on what I’ve already learned,” the ex-Toro Rosso F1 driver said.

Formula E’s future appears to be growing brighter with every race that is completed, and Speed said that he feels very excited about what the series can achieve.

“I love where Formula E is going and they have the right idea with things like social media, which is an extremely important aspect,” he said. “It’s something that I think open-wheel racing is missing out on. The fact that Formula E is putting so much emphasis on it is very smart and the correct approach.”

With no other major series holding an event on the Long Beach ePrix weekend, it seems that Speed would be able to race once again should a seat be available.