Davidson expects to fight for last in Aus

Thu, 13 March 2008, 03:55

Anthony Davidson expects to fight only with his teammate to avoid being dead last on the grid for Sunday’s Australian grand prix.

Following a mere race for survival in the winter period, the Super Aguri team arrives in Melbourne for the first grand prix of 2008 having completed only three days of winter testing with Honda’s abysmal 2007 car, that at Albert Park is equipped with the current gearbox of the parent team.

Briton Davidson on Thursday told F1’s official website that, despite having just one day of running under his belt since the Brazilian grand prix last October, he is simply relieved to have been told to catch a flight to Australia.

“For sure we are not looking for performance for this race — or the following two. But when we head back for the European season it should improve,” he said.

“My guess is that we will be last on the grid — easily. That might sound worse than it really is but it is just a result of the lack of testing. Here and in Malaysia we are just here to be here.”

Davidson, 28, also responded to speculation that his newly-sold F1 employer might not make it through the entire season.

“The indication is that it is (for the whole of 2008). That is good enough for me,” he answered.

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