The Case for Anthony Davidson
How good is Anthony Davidson? No one could say with certainty if, after four year of test driving at BAR, the Briton is a lost talent or a lost cause. But Tony Dodgins has had a hunch that 'Little Ant' is really good - and he should know: a decade ago, the two were teammates in a 24-hours karting race...
Last year's Friday hero was Anthony Davidson. This year, we have Pedro de la Rosa and Ricardo Zonta, highly experienced both, invariably at the top of the Friday times. They pound around securing an advantage for two of the best-funded outfits in the paddock.
Friday drivers were never meant to be thus. They were intended to help the lesser-funded teams, the Jordans and Minardis. First, they gave a mild gain to those teams whose budgets did not extend to a regular test team. And second, they provided an additional source of revenue via drivers who paid for the privilege of a Friday seat.
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