The Brit, Antony Davidson shared a very successful season with his teammate Sebastian Buemi last year. 2014 saw the duo take the World Drivers’ Championship for the first time, as well as contribution to Toyota’s first ever WEC teams championship triumph.
Despite winning the world championship in 2014, there were 3 races that they did not manage to win, one of them being the championship’s flagship event at Le Mans. Davidson has competed in the 24 Hour race on seven occasions. In 2003 and every year since 2009. His best finishes being second and third for Toyota in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
When asked by Sky Sports if he would rather win the 24 Hours of Le Mans or defend his world title, Davidson said “I’m in two minds really – now I’ve won the world championship it feels like job done, it was a great year to win it while the championship is young and energetic”
Davidson added; “There is a lot of focus on the WEC at the moment and Porsche’s return to the championship turned a lot of heads and made people take notice.” He went on to say, “It was a great year to win it and now it feels like I can just focus on Le Mans which has eluded me for so many years in sportscar racing, but in the same way that I want to win Le Mans, racing drivers are naturally greedy and competitive and I want to win everything.”
“I would love to win as much as I can, I really had a good year last year, but that one race keeps slipping away and I want to try everything I can – at least in my power – to make sure it is going to come my way this year.”
Source – Sky Sports
Image – Walter Schruff