Anthony Davidson
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Anthony Davidson

1979-04-18 (age 42)
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Da Costa revels in "amazing" home win after JOTA battle

JOTA LMP2 driver Antonio Felix da Costa says his first international home win at the WEC 8 Hours of Portimao "feels amazing" after passing teammate Tom Blomqvist for the lead at the end of the race.

Davidson, da Costa stay at JOTA for 2021 WEC season

Anthony Davidson and Antonio Felix da Costa will stay with the JOTA LMP2 team for the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Davidson's WEC future uncertain amid LMP2 rule tweaks

Anthony Davidson admits he is unsure of his future in the FIA World Endurance Championship, amid an expected LMP2 rule change that would outlaw JOTA Sport's current line-up.

JOTA podium "shouldn't have been", says Davidson

Anthony Davidson admits that JOTA Sport's LMP2 class podium finish in last weekend's Austin FIA World Endurance Championship round was not "deserved" on pace alone.

Davidson admits United was “untouchable” in Bahrain

Anthony Davidson admits that United Autosports was “untouchable” in Bahrain on the team's way to a dominant first FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 win.

Davidson forced to withdraw from WEC opener

Anthony Davidson will not take part in this weekend's season-opening FIA World Endurance Championship race at Silverstone due to pain from a lingering rib injury.

Davidson: Slowing LMP2s would be 'no bad thing'

Slowing down the current generation of LMP2 cars would "not be a bad thing at all" as it would help attract more gentleman drivers to support the category, believes Anthony Davidson.

Davidson's team has "simple mission" at Le Mans

Anthony Davidson says the DragonSpeed LMP2 squad’s position in the FIA World Endurance points gives it a “simple mission” for this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

Davidson, Maldonado switch to JOTA for 2019/20 WEC

Anthony Davidson and Pastor Maldonado will continue their FIA World Endurance Championship partnership next season with the JOTA Sport LMP2 team.

Davidson hails Maldonado’s "second-best ever drive"

Pastor Maldonado's late surge to LMP2 victory in last weekend's Spa FIA World Endurance Championship race was the ex-Formula 1 driver's "second-best" ever drive, says DragonSpeed teammate Anthony Davidson.

Davidson "weighing up options" beyond WEC

Former Toyota LMP1 driver Anthony Davidson says he is looking at a broad range of series for his future as he considers forging a career away from the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Davidson: Oreca LMP2 harder to drive than Toyota

Toyota LMP1 reserve driver Anthony Davidson says he has found the experience of driving DragonSpeed’s LMP2 Oreca at Silverstone harder than he expected.

Alonso now "one of the lads" at Toyota - Davidson

Fernando Alonso has fully integrated himself with the Toyota LMP1 team and is now "one of the lads" inside the Japanese marque, according to reserve driver Anthony Davidson.

Davidson: Toyota retains priority over LMP2 race drive

Anthony Davidson's Toyota LMP1 reserve driver commitments will take priority over his LMP2 race drive with DragonSpeed after this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Davidson aiming for post-Le Mans race return

Anthony Davidson is targeting a race return in the second half of the year after being moved into a test and reserve role at the Toyota LMP1 squad.

Davidson makes way for Alonso as Toyota names WEC line-up

Toyota has relegated team regular Anthony Davidson to reserve and development driver status to make way for Fernando Alonso in its FIA World Endurance Championship line-up for 2018/19.

Davidson feels back to his best after mid-year struggles

Toyota LMP1 driver Anthony Davidson believes he is back at the top of his game after a hat-trick of race wins following his return to the FIA World Endurance Championship this season.

Davidson broke toe on way to Bahrain WEC victory

Toyota driver Anthony Davidson has revealed he broke his toe during Sunday’s FIA World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain.

Bahrain WEC: Toyota wins finale, Ferrari gets GTE title

Toyota scored victory in the final FIA World Endurance Championship race of the season in Bahrain, as Ferrari sealed the GTE drivers' crown with a 1-2 finish in class.

Toyota insists winning car had enough fuel for restart

The winning Toyota would have been able to complete Sunday's Fuji World Endurance Championship race without stopping for fuel had the race been restarted, the Japanese manufacturer has insisted.

Fuji WEC: Toyota keeps title hopes alive in shortened race

Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson took the win on Toyota's home soil in the 6 Hours of Fuji round of the FIA World Endurance Championship as the race was shortened by poor weather conditions.

Mexico WEC race "damage limitation" exercise for Toyota

Toyota driver Anthony Davidson admits Sunday’s WEC 6 Hours of Mexico was an exercise in “damage limitation” for the Japanese manufacturer.

How Toyota has bounced back from its 2016 heartbreak

Following its 2016 heartbreak, Toyota has left no stone unturned in its quest to finally deliver that elusive Le Mans 24 Hours win. Filip Cleeren spoke to the key players involved in its 2017 victory bid.

Toyota Gazoo Racing ready for Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing has focused on intensively developing the TS050 HYBRID with the aim of winning Le Mans for the first time

Davidson "hates" having double WEC points at Le Mans

Toyota driver Anthony Davidson says he would scrap the awarding of double FIA World Endurance Championship points at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Davidson wants answers after "headscratcher" Spa pace deficit

Toyota’s Anthony Davidson has urged his team to find an explanation of the large gap in pace between the squad’s two cars in last weekend’s WEC 6 Hours of Spa.

Kobayashi, Conway deserved Spa victory, admit winners

Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson have admitted that their victory in the WEC 6 Hours of Spa was a fortuitous one, acknowledging that their teammates in the sister Toyota entry deserved to win.

Spa WEC: Toyota seals one-two finish in thrilling finale

Toyota secured a one-two finish in the WEC 6 Hours of Spa, with the #8 crew of Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson taking the win by less than two seconds over the #7 car.

Opinion: Silverstone nail-biter proves wrong WEC's naysayers

An entertaining finish to last weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Silverstone proved that two LMP1 manufacturers are enough for the series to thrive, writes Jamie Klein.

Silverstone WEC: Toyota beats Porsche to win hectic opener

Toyota took victory in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone, as Kazuki Nakajima, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi overcame a stiff challenge from Porsche to win.

Porsche playing its “joker” at Silverstone, says Jani

Porsche WEC star Neel Jani says the German manufacturer is effectively playing its “joker” card in this weekend’s Silverstone opener, after LMP1 rival Toyota dominated qualifying.

Silverstone WEC: Toyota stays ahead in third practice

Toyota kept ahead of LMP1 rival Porsche in the third practice session for the FIA World Endurance Championship season opener on Saturday morning.

Gallery: The drivers and teams of F1 2007

Ten years ago, Formula 1 served up a thrilling season. The title race went down to the wire, and Lewis Hamilton burst on to the scene with McLaren. These were the 27 drivers...

Le Mans needs tougher restrictions on amateurs – di Grassi

Lucas di Grassi believes that Le Mans 24 Hours organisers should impose tougher entry restrictions on amateur drivers, as the current level of some competitors poses a potential safety risk.

Toyota targeting win at Fuji, say Buemi and Davidson

Toyota WEC stars Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson believe that the Japanese manufacturer can realistically target victory on home turf this weekend in Fuji despite its recent struggles.

Analysis: When having the fastest car just isn’t good enough

Porsche 5-1 Audi. This year’s FIA World Endurance Championship looks like a drubbing, but in fact those statistics don’t reveal half the story. Charles Bradley tells you what else you need to know about Audi v Porsche in 2016.

Toyota Gazoo Racing stays cool in Texas heat

The two TS050 Hybrids had completed 143 laps, 788km to generate a lot of useful data which will guide the engineers as they seek the optimal set-up.

Davidson still feeling pain, Treluyer “not driving very well”

The two factory LMP1 drivers who missed the previous round of the FIA World Endurance Championship through injury, Toyota’s Anthony Davidson and Audi’s Benoit Treluyer, both believe they can get through the 6 Hours of COTA race weekend.

Davidson on course for Toyota WEC return at COTA

Toyota’s FIA World Endurance Championship star Anthony Davidson remains on target to return to the driving seat of his #5 Toyota TS050 at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas this weekend.

Challenging opening day for Toyota Gazoo Racing

An accident for the #6 TS050 HYBRID during the morning test caused monocoque damage which prevented any further running

Testing crash injury forces Davidson out of Mexico City WEC

Toyota’s Anthony Davidson will not take any further part in this weekend’s Mexico City round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Young drivers don't have the "right tools" for LMP1, says Davidson

Toyota's LMP1 driver Anthony Davidson reckons older drivers are better suited for endurance racing as they are more capable of seeing "the big picture" compared to up-and-coming youngsters.

Analysis: When does racing car complexity go too far?

Is the bewildering complexity of modern top-level motorsport threatening the quality of the racing? Charles Bradley investigates…

Race to forget for Toyota Gazoo Racing

The TS050 Hybrids lost time early in the race due to a tyre compound which was not ideal for the track temperatures.

Davidson confident of stronger Toyota race showing

Anthony Davidson is optimistic that Toyota can present a larger threat to its LMP1 rivals in race trim during the WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring than in qualifying.

Toyota squad aims to strike back after Le Mans “heartache”

Toyota hopes an all-new aerodynamic kit will aid recovery from its Le Mans “heartache” as the FIA World Endurance Championship resumes at the Nurburgring this weekend.

Opinion: Could LMP2 be the future of Le Mans one day?

Amid the headline-grabbing stories of Toyota’s heartbreak and Ford’s GT triumph, the LMP2 class of the Le Mans 24 Hours risked being overlooked. But, as Jamie Klein explains, the category might hold the key to the future of the event.

Analysis: How Toyota defied odds to almost win Le Mans

That Toyota went into Le Mans as the underdog yet pulled out all the stops for what should've been a deserved first win makes that last lap so much more painful, writes Sam Smith.

Heartbreak for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Le Mans

The race was one of the closest fights in Le Mans history, with three cars locked in an intense battle for the entire 24 hours.

Toyota on Le Mans heartbreak: "The last lap never ended"

Toyota has described the incredible moment when a certain maiden victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours slipped through its fingers as the leading #5 Toyota ground to a halt with three minutes remaining.

Le Mans 24 Hours: Porsche snatches win as Toyota self-destructs

Porsche sealed its 18th overall victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the leading Toyota, which had look nailed-on for the win, ground to a halt with less than four minutes remaining of a classic encounter at La Sarthe.

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota still in control at half-distance

Over the past four hours, Porsche suffered calamities in both LMP and GTE, but the marque's remaining 919 Hybrid is healthy, fast and splitting the two Toyota TS050s.

Le Mans 24 Hours: Full starting grid in pictures

Here is the starting grid for the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in pictures.

Second row start for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Le Mans

Toyota is looking forward to a competitive race when the French Tricolore waves to signal the start at 15.00 local time on Saturday.

Davidson warns WEC faces spending "ticking time bomb"

Toyota racer Anthony Davidson says the FIA World Endurance Championship has a "ticking time bomb" on its hands if the ever-rising costs in the series are not dealt with soon.

Positive Le Mans test for Toyota Gazoo Racing

The #5 of Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima set the fastest lap for a TS050 Hybrid, with a time of 3mins 23.197secs, the fifth quickest of the day.

Toyota bullish of Le Mans chances despite Spa disaster

Toyota may have had a possible victory in last month's Spa World Endurance Championship race snatched away by unreliability, but, as team director Rob Leupen tells Motorsport.com, the Japanese brand heads to Le Mans confident of a result.

SPA pain for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Engine problems for both TS050 Hybrids put them out of contention.

Davidson: Toyota’s Le Mans aero won’t work anywhere else

Toyota’s Anthony Davidson has explained why the Japanese manufacturer didn’t deploy its Le Mans aerodynamic package at Spa’s WEC round, unlike LMP1 rivals Audi and Porsche.