Anthony Davidson
British racing driver
Anthony Davidson
Anthony Denis Davidson is a British former Formula One racing driver from England, born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. He has raced for Minardi, Super Aguri and been a test and/or reserve driver for the British American Racing, Honda and Brawn GP teams. He failed to score a single World Championship point during his Formula One career.
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Auto - Ex-F1 driver Kobayashi signs for Toyota world endurance team
Yahoo News - about 1 year
- Former Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi will replace the retired Alex Wurz for the Toyota Gazoo Racing team in the World Endurance Championship competition that includes the fabled Le Mans race, the Japanese car manufacturer announced. Kobayashi, who steps up from test and reserve driver, will race alongside Stephane Sarrazin and Mike Conway in the completely new TS050 hybrid car. The team's other car will be driven by 2014 world champions Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima for a second consecutive season.
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Damon Hill: Why Silverstone Will Always Have a Place in My Heart
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
I write this from the famous Northamptonshire circuit of Silverstone. Geographically speaking though, I'm actually in Buckinghamshire, as the vast circuit straddles two counties. It's June, but the rain is pouring down. Outside, a cluster of umbrellas and rain-sodden macs bobs eagerly around at the paddock perimeter to catch a glimpse of one of 22 heroes who haven't even arrived yet. It's mad but somehow it makes perfect sense, and it feels like coming home. It can only be the annual occupation of the British Grand Prix. I've been coming here since I was a baby, and Silverstone has a special place in my heart, my life, my memories and my career. My father also raced here, and my son has raced here; the Hill family are virtually resident (in whatever county that may be!) I won here in 1994 and it remains one of the best moments of my career. My memories of that day are a bit of a blur, but some things I'll never forget... like sitting out on the grass signing autographs u ...
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Anthony Davidson returns to racing 7 months after scary Le Mans crash, broken back
Fox News - about 4 years
Forgive Anthony Davidson for being a little rusty behind the wheel.
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Former Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernández Joins Westchester’s Business Leaders for a Landmark Roundtable Discussion
Bronxville-Eastchester Patch - over 4 years
Leaders address the county's regional development in a global context during National Hispanic Heritage Month Purchase, N.Y. (October 4, 2012) – The Manhattanville College School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) yesterday welcomed Leonel Fernández, former President of the Dominican Republic, to their campus for a landmark roundtable discussion, “Regional Development in a Global Context.” Business leaders of various disciplines came together to discuss Westchester County’s strategic advantages, challenges, and opportunities in the global marketplace. The roundtable also addressed the needs of Westchester’s growing Hispanic population, a leading contributor to local workforce growth and spending.  The roundtable was moderated by Matt Sampson, Anchor, News 12 Westchester/Hudson Valley. Held in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), the lunchtime roundtable served as an opportunity for the GPS at Manhattanville to reaffirm its commitme ...
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Davidson Vows to Win Le Mans After Crash
NYTimes - over 4 years
British driver Anthony Davidson was flown home on Wednesday after breaking his back in a crash at the Le Mans 24 Hours race at the weekend.
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Davidson to Stay in Hospital Until Wednesday
NYTimes - over 4 years
British driver Anthony Davidson will stay in hospital until Wednesday after breaking his back in a heavy crash at the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race, his Toyota team said on Sunday.
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Davidson's Toyota in spectacular Le Mans crash
Yahoo News - over 4 years
British driver Anthony Davidson survived a spectacular crash at the Le Mans 24 Hour Race on Saturday when his Toyota collided with a Ferrari, the clash sending his car airborne and out of the event.
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Anthony Davidson believes Kimi Raikkonen will find it hard to adapt in 2012 – Formula 1 news
Bettor - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-329504" href="/Anthony+Davidson+1">Anthony Davidson</a> believes <a class="fplink fp-165280" href="/Kimi+Raikkonen+1">Kimi Räikkönen</a> will find it hard to adapt in 2012 – Formula 1 news <a class="fplink fp-329504" href="/Anthony+Davidson+1">Anthony Davidson</a> is expecting <a class="fplink fp-165280" href="/Kimi+Raikkonen+1">Kimi Räikkönen</a> to struggle in the 2012 season. Raikkonen left Formula in 2007 under abnormal circumstances as the driver was considered to be in the peak of his career. Raikkonen never gave a clear reason behind his retirement but former drivers and critics have suggested that he did not have any motivation left to compete. Lotus were able to lure him the Finn back fo...
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Anthony Davidson joins Toyota for Le Mans 24 Hours
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
Britain's <a class="fplink fp-329504" href="/anthony+davidson+1">Anthony Davidson</a> has been confirmed as one Toyota's drivers for their second car at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours. Davidson will line-up alongside <a class="fplink fp-678963" href="/sebastien+buemi+1">Sébastien Buemi</a> and Hiroaki Ishiura.
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Injured Davidson 'confident' of making Silverstone race - Autoblog UK (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Peugeot Sport driver Anthony Davidson hopes to take his place on the grid for the Autosport Six Hours of Silverstone this weekend in spite of a run-in with a BMX bike that left him nursing a broken collarbone
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Chelsea AutoLegends report - Autocar
Google News - over 5 years
... Daytona and the VW Golf GTi Mk1. AutoLegends visitors braved the occasional rain shower to hear a host of past racers – including Moss himself, David Piper, Paddy Hopkirk and modern-day ace Anthony Davidson – hold court on the Autoglym stage
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Anthony Davidson hopeful of being fit for AUTOSPORT 6 Hours - autosport.com
Google News - over 5 years
Anthony Davidson is hopeful of being fit for this month&#39;s AUTOSPORT 6 Hours at Silverstone in the wake of surgery on his collarbone, which was broken in a bicycle accident four weeks ago. The Peugeot driver needed an operation after being knocked off
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Win VIP weekend at Autosport Six Hours of Silverstone - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
And their drivers will include Scot Allan McNish — who survived a terrifying crash at the 24-hour classic in June – and British ex-F1 ace Anthony Davidson, providing he recovers from a broken collar bone in time. There will be a host of other
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anthony Davidson
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 35
    Davidson and David Croft appeared in F1 2015 and F1 2016 as commentators.
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  • 2014
    Age 34
    For the 2014 season, he drove Toyota's new car Toyota TS040 Hybrid, winning 4 races, and became 2014 World Endurance Drivers' Champion with Sébastien Buemi.
    More Details Hide Details He has since been heard as a co-commentator on selected Grands Prix for BBC Radio 5 Live. This became permanent on 13 February 2009, when it was announced he would commentate alongside David Croft for the season. Davidson has continued in the role through into, as the BBC decided on an unchanged lineup for its radio Formula One coverage. On 7 December 2011, Sky Sports announced that Davidson would join its British team as an analyst for race weekends, and would be commentating on practice sessions from the 2012 season.
    Davidson was the 2014 WEC World Champion, alongside his teammate, Sébastien Buemi.
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  • 2013
    Age 33
    In the studio for 2013 USA Grand Prix qualifying Davidson admitted that his design was inspired by Eddie Cheever's helmet.
    More Details Hide Details When he was in the early days of his career he saw the picture of Cheever's helmet and together with his father who is a graphic designer did the design he has been using for most of his career. Davidson has been working as an advisor for Codemasters since 2009 with F1 2009, and F1 2010 which was released in September 2010. His helmet design is available to select for the user's driver in the game. He later worked with Codemasters-Birmingham on F1 2011 and F1 2012.
    In 2013, Davidson continued driving with Toyota for a full season and ended with third place in the drivers' championship.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    With Peugeot pulling out of factory sports car competition, Davidson signed with Toyota to drive its Toyota TS030 Hybrid in the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans.
    More Details Hide Details Five hours into the race, as Davidson was lapping the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GTC of Piergiuseppe Perazzini, the two cars collided at the end of the Mulsanne Straight. The collision turned Davidson's car sideways before becoming airborne, flipping through the air, before landing back on its wheels and made heavy contact with the barriers. Davidson initially tried to get out of his car before calling for assistance; he was later transferred to hospital where he was later diagnosed with fractures to the eleventh and twelfth thoracic vertebrae of his back.
  • 2011
    Age 31
    In 2011, racing the 908 for Peugeot Sport, Davidson along with Wurz and Gené, won the 6 Hours of Spa, and finished 4th at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
    More Details Hide Details Teaming up with Sébastien Bourdais, Davidson went on to win the 6 Hours of Imola, and the 6 Hours of Zhuhai, victories which helped Peugeot Sport secure the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) Championship for the second year running.
  • 2010
    Age 30
    In addition to competing in the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Peugeot Sport only contested selected events in the 2010 Le Mans and American Le Mans Series.
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    In October 2010, Davidson secured pole position at Petit Le Mans, and went on to finish second with team-mates Alex Wurz and Marc Gené.
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    Following Le Mans, Davidson raced at the 2010 6 Hours of Silverstone with Nicolas Minassian and secured victory for Peugeot Sport.
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    He returned in the 2010 edition, driving for defending champions Team Peugeot Total alongside Alexander Wurz and Marc Gené.
    More Details Hide Details The trio warmed up for Le Mans by leading a Peugeot 1–2 in the 2010 12 Hours of Sebring. However, in the Le Mans race his Peugeot car had an engine failure while leading.
    In F1 he continued his long-standing relationship with the Brackley-based Mercedes F1 Team, combining duties as reserve and simulator driver in 2010 and 2011, and continuing his simulator role into 2012 and 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Davidson raced for the Aston Martin Racing team in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, alongside Darren Turner and Jos Verstappen. His team drove Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 in the LMP1 class, which finished 13th overall in the race.
    However, Davidson did not secure a 2010 race seat in F1, and instead turned his focus to racing sports cars.
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    Davidson was linked with incoming teams Virgin and Lotus for the 2010 F1 season.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 28
    Amid financial problems which threatened their continued participation in Formula One, Super Aguri retained Davidson alongside team-mate Sato for. However, on 6 May 2008 Super Aguri withdrew from the Championship leaving Davidson without a race seat.
    More Details Hide Details Davidson was announced as a Honda test driver for the remainder of. On 5 December 2008 Honda pulled out of Formula One due to financial problems. Ross Brawn bought out the team and formed Brawn GP and Davidson signed on as a test driver. On 16 November 2009, engine suppliers Mercedes-Benz bought out Brawn GP and renamed the team Mercedes GP. Davidson continued in his role and reserve and development driver.
  • 2007
    Age 27
    At the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix Davidson was running third when his car struck a groundhog on the straight before the pits, ultimately putting him back to 11th place and ending his bid for his first career points.
    More Details Hide Details At the Hungarian Grand Prix Davidson's rear suspension was broken during a collision with Giancarlo Fisichella, which forced him to retire. Davidson finished the season in 23rd place having scored no points.
  • 2006
    Age 26
    On 15 November 2006, Super Aguri confirmed that Davidson would partner Takuma Sato for the 2007 Formula One season.
    More Details Hide Details Thus, he became a regular Formula One driver for the first time.
    On 11 August 2006, Davidson married his girlfriend Carrie in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
    More Details Hide Details The couple live in Brackley. His brother Andrew Davidson appeared in the first series of Big Brother in the UK. When Andrew was up for eviction in week two, housemate Darren nominated him giving the reason for the nomination, being that his brother had a race the following week and would want to leave the house to see him. Andrew was evicted that week. He was friends growing up with the late Dan Wheldon, who competed in Indy Car.
    Having previously done some radio commentary work for BBC Radio Five Live, in 2006 he made his debut as a television commentator, standing in for the absent Martin Brundle for ITV Sport at the Hungarian Grand Prix, which was won by Jenson Button and the Honda team.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008 Davidson returned to Honda as test driver for the testing at Spain's Circuit de Catalunya whilst Honda test driver Alexander Wurz was racing at Le Mans.
  • 2005
    Age 25
    As BAR had failed to be one of the top four constructors the previous season Honda were able to run a third car on Friday, giving Davidson a bigger role than in 2005.
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    He was given the opportunity to fill in for an unwell Sato at the 2005 Malaysian Grand Prix, but his engine expired just two laps into the event.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006 Davidson resumed his role as test driver for BAR, now owned by Honda and renamed Honda Racing F1.
    Given BAR's long-term contract on Davidson, his chance of securing a race seat for 2005 was therefore called into serious doubt.
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  • 2004
    Age 24
    In November 2004, BAR announced that it had failed to come to an acceptable contractual agreement with the Williams team to allow Davidson to drive for Williams in because Williams would not agree to his unconditional "repatriation" to BAR in.
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  • 2001
    Age 21
    In 2001, Davidson competed in the British Formula Three championship with the Carlin team, finishing second overall to teammate Takuma Sato.
    More Details Hide Details His performance improved throughout the season and he outscored Sato from June until the season's end. He also won the Formula Three Pau Grand Prix, the Spa Masters and the FIA European Cup.
  • 2000
    Age 20
    In late 2000, Davidson became the test driver for the British American Racing (BAR) Formula One team for the season.
    More Details Hide Details The following season Davidson started two races for the small Minardi team, temporarily replacing regular driver Alex Yoong, who the team had decided to suspend after he had failed to qualify for three races. Minardi had originally planned to put Justin Wilson in the car, but he proved too tall. Davidson's qualifying times were within .6s of teammate Mark Webber at his two starts in Hungary and Belgium, but he spun out of both events. He was not given a chance to race in and remained as test driver at BAR. Race drivers were Takuma Sato and Davidson's countryman Jenson Button who joined the team from Renault. When Sato was promoted to the race team following the departure of Jacques Villeneuve, it presented Davidson with the opportunity to become third driver. This was especially useful in as BAR were able to run a third car in Friday morning testing, which became Davidson's duty. He frequently impressed with his pace, although some have questioned the validity of these times as a raw indicator due to the lack of need to conserve the car in the way race drivers Sato and Jenson Button did.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 19
    In 1999, he moved to single seater cars, racing Formula Fords and winning the 1600 cc Kent engine class of the British Formula Ford festival that year.
    More Details Hide Details The following season, he was runner-up in the British Formula Ford championship but did win the blue riband Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and scooped the McLaren/Autosport Young Driver of the Year Award.
  • 1996
    Age 16
    He won three British championships (93, 94, 95), one Italian championship and was runner-up in the Formula A European championship in 1996.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1987
    Age 7
    Born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, Davidson began kart racing in 1987, competing in various British, European and North American championships.
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  • 1979
    Born
    Born on April 18, 1979.
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