Super Aguri F1 Team is delighted to announce that current Honda driver, Anthony Davidson, will be joining Takuma Sato to complete the team's racing line-up for the 2007 Formula One season. Anthony joins Super Aguri F1 Team from the Honda...
Super Aguri F1 Team is delighted to announce that current Honda driver, Anthony Davidson, will be joining Takuma Sato to complete the team's racing line-up for the 2007 Formula One season.
Anthony joins Super Aguri F1 Team from the Honda Racing F1 Team where he has held the position of third driver since 2004. Anthony has consistently topped the timesheets of the Friday free practice sessions during Grand Prix weekends and tests and he played a pivotal role in the steady improvement which led to the Honda team's first win in Hungary this season.
Anthony's Formula One debut came in 2001 as test driver for BAR Honda whilst also competing in the British F3 Championship, finishing as runner-up in his rookie year to none other than his new team mate for 2007 at Super Aguri F1 Team -- Takuma Sato.
Anthony drove in two Grands Prix for the Minardi F1 Team in 2002 and also in the 12 hours of Sebring, Le Mans 24 hours and Petit Le Mans (Veloqx Prodrive Ferrari GT team) in 2003, all whilst undertaking his testing duties at BAR Honda. Anthony secured his position as Third Driver for BAR Honda in 2004 and drove at the Malaysian Grand Prix for the team in 2005.
"This is a great opportunity for me and I'm really excited about my first full season as a race driver in Formula One. I'd like to thank everyone at the Super Aguri F1 Team and Honda for giving me this chance."
"I'm looking forward to working with everyone at SAF1 -- I've been impressed with the improvements the team has made through the 2006 season, and I can already see from my first visits to the factory that the team is very hard-working and highly motivated. I can't wait to get started!"
Aguri Suzuki, Team Principal:
"I am delighted to have Takuma and Anthony as our drivers for next year. Takuma performed outstandingly in our first year and I hope that he will be able to build on this with us next year. As you know, Anthony has been with Honda as a test driver for a while now and he brings to us a wealth of experience in Formula One."
"I believe that he will make a positive impact on the team and that he will fit into the family atmosphere that we have at Super Aguri F1 Team perfectly. I am looking forward to seeing both our drivers rising to the challenge in the 2007 season."
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