Davidson prepares for Turkey as normal

Anthony Davidson says he is preparing as normal for the next race in Turkey, despite the uncertainty over the future of his Super Aguri team

Davidson prepares for Turkey as normal

Super Aguri owner Aguri Suzuki is on his way to Japan to holds talks with Honda to discuss the future of his team, on the back of the collapse of an investment deal with Magma Group.

The Honda talks will be crucial to decide if Super Aguri can continue in F1, with the team only getting the go-ahead to race in Spain on Friday morning.

But although admitting it has been tough to maintain focus on the driving amid the uncertainty about the future, Davidson says he has no choice but to prepare as normal for the Turkish Grand Prix.

"You have to," he said. "I have to do the training for Turkey - it's a demanding circuit on the left-hand-side of the neck and body, so I have to get on and do that.

"And without finishing the race here - well, without even doing more than four laps - it doesn't really do much for your race fitness, so you've got to do as much as you can away from the circuit."

Davidson was forced to retire from the Spanish Grand Prix after a stone, brought back onto the track when Nelson Piquet ran off across a gravel trap, punctured a radiator and caused a water leak.

Despite that disappointment, Davidson said he was happy with how he had performed.

"Speed-wise, it has been another fantastic weekend for me. There's no more I could have done, really.

"I know people say that you make your own luck in this game, but it was a tough one today for me; hitting a piece of flying bodywork and then running over stones and getting the radiator punctured is not really my fault at all. I'm happy with what I've done this weekend and don't think I have put a foot wrong."

When asked about his state of mind after the weekend, he responded: "Good question. I'm better now, and I'm just hoping that we can all go and fight in Turkey again. It's just nice to get this weekend done."

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