Anthony Davidson Q&A

The Formula Ford Festival winner and BRDC McLaren/Autosport Award nominee has just secured a move into British F3 with the crack Carlin Motorsport outfit. He was just about to jump into his Dallara-Mugen for testing at Pembrey in South Wales when he paused to speak to Autosport.com

Anthony Davidson Q&A


"I think it's a fantastic move which will provide a real step forward in my career. By the end of this year I felt Carlin were the top team. In the last few races at least, [Takuma] Sato was pretty much on top of things."


"If it goes well enough really it should just be one year. It depends on a lot of things, luck for one, but my main plan is to win a couple of races, take fastest laps every now and again and score a few poles along the way. That would do me fine really - and to stay as close as possible to Sato."


"Yes, but that was part of the reason going with Carlin. If you're running at the same pace as Sato then you're running at the front. Having him there is a big bonus because I can learn so much from him."


"I was at McLaren yesterday doing the fitness test, and that went OK, so hopefully I'll win that. I thought the test day at Silverstone was good and I drove really well. With my relative lack of experience in Formula 3, I felt I couldn't have done better."


"I came into this year with three goals: to win the Formula Ford Zetec Championship - which I missed out on and finished third when I should have finished second - win the Festival and to win the Autosport Award. I've won one and I hope to win the other one too."


"Well I'm just about to go out in the car now and we'll be here [Pembrey] today and tomorrow. Then we've got another eight tests before the end of the year and another ten more before the end of March."


"Well...I'm not interested in what any of the other drivers are doing, except for my team-mate Sato. I don't need to compare myself to anyone else, so if I'm close to him then I know I'll be doing all right."

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