Davidson targeted by Midland F1

Trevor Carlin, the sporting director of the new Midland F1 team, has stated that he would love to sign BAR test driver Anthony Davidson to his squad. Carlin, who ran Davidson in British Formula 3, reckons that the British driver is "probably the biggest waste of talent in F1"

Davidson targeted by Midland F1

"He's ready to be an F1 race driver, but he's not," said Carlin. "It's obvious he should be racing an F1 car, and if no-one else takes him and he'd like to drive our car we'd love him to."

Davidson is contracted to BAR-Honda as test and reserve driver for 2005, but with Jenson Button now confirmed at the team for next year and the now vacant Williams seat likely to go to Antonio Pizzonia, Midland could provide a useful opportunity for the Brit to showcase his talents.

Especially if it buys Jaguar Racing (see separate story) and brings its projected F1 entry forward to 2005. Ford has indicated that it wants any potential buyer to ensure the team continues racing in 2005.

"It's very nice of Trevor [Carlin] to say that," Davidson commented on his former boss's remarks. "Who better for it to come from that someone who has already run me in one of his cars? He doesn't bullshit and only says what he thinks, so I'm pleased he has said that."

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