Davidson spins out again

Anthony Davidson spun out of his second grand prix after trying to keep pace with old Formula 3 rival Takuma Sato at Spa

Davidson spins out again

The Briton, who also spun out on his debut in Hungary two weeks ago, made the mistake on lap 18 as he ran wide at the fast Pouhon left-hander.

"After Mark [Webber, team-mate] retired from the race, I had no benchmark to base my performance on," said Davidson, "so I was just pushing hard trying to keep the gap level with Taku, because I could see him ahead of me in the first stint.

"I was happy with the performance of the car and the tyres, and it was really fun to ride behind Taku and Olivier [Panis]. I just pushed a bit too hard around the Pouhon corner, lost grip at the back when I went over a kerb, and spun into the gravel."

Davidson will now return to his role as British American Racing's test driver, with Alex Yoong returning to his seat at Minardi for the Italian GP in two weeks' time.

Minardi boss Paul Stoddart said: "With regular driver Alex back at Monza, the team would like to thank Ant for a job truly well done. I'm sure we'll see a lot more of Anthony Davidson in Formula 1 in the future - he really does deserve to be here."

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