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 2 years
- 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 4 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 ...
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Anthony Davidson returns to racing 7 months after scary Le Mans crash, broken back
Fox News - about 5 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 5 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 commitm...
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Davidson Vows to Win Le Mans After Crash
NYTimes - over 5 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 5 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 5 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 - almost 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 -
Google News - over 6 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 6 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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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anthony Davidson
  • 2015
    Age 35
    Davidson and David Croft appeared in F1 2015 and F1 2016 as commentators.
  • 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.
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    Davidson was the 2014 WEC World Champion, alongside his teammate, Sébastien Buemi.
  • 2013
    Age 33
    In the studio for 2013 USA Grand Prix qualifying Davidson admitted that his design was inspired by Eddie Cheever's helmet.
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    In 2013, Davidson continued driving with Toyota for a full season and ended with third place in the drivers' championship.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    Following Le Mans, Davidson raced at the 2010 6 Hours of Silverstone with Nicolas Minassian and secured victory for Peugeot Sport.
    He returned in the 2010 edition, driving for defending champions Team Peugeot Total alongside Alexander Wurz and Marc Gené.
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    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.
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    However, Davidson did not secure a 2010 race seat in F1, and instead turned his focus to racing sports cars.
    Davidson was linked with incoming teams Virgin and Lotus for the 2010 F1 season.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 2006
    Age 26
    On 15 November 2006, Super Aguri confirmed that Davidson would partner Takuma Sato for the 2007 Formula One season.
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    On 11 August 2006, Davidson married his girlfriend Carrie in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
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    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.
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  • 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.
    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.
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    Given BAR's long-term contract on Davidson, his chance of securing a race seat for 2005 was therefore called into serious doubt.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    Age 21
    In 2001, Davidson competed in the British Formula Three championship with the Carlin team, finishing second overall to teammate Takuma Sato.
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  • 2000
    Age 20
    In late 2000, Davidson became the test driver for the British American Racing (BAR) Formula One team for the season.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 1987
    Age 7
    Born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, Davidson began kart racing in 1987, competing in various British, European and North American championships.
  • 1979
    Born on April 18, 1979.
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