Super Aguri announces driver line-up

Wed, 15 November 2006, 01:44

The Super Aguri F1 TEAM today announced that Anthony Davidson will be joining Takuma Sato to complete the team’s racing line-up for the 2007 Formula One season.

Anthony joins the Super Aguri F1 Team from the Honda Racing F1 Team where he has held the position of third driver since 2004. Anthony has consistently topped the timesheets of the Friday free practice sessions during Grand Prix weekends and tests and he played a pivotal role in the steady improvement which led to the Honda team’s first win in Hungary this season.

Anthony’s Formula One debut came in 2001 as test driver for BAR Honda whilst also competing in the British F3 Championship, finishing as runner-up in his rookie year to none other than his new team mate for 2007 – Takuma Sato. Anthony drove in two Grands Prix for the Minardi F1 Team in 2002 and also in the 12 hours of Sebring, Le Mans 24 hours and Petit Le Mans (Veloqx Prodrive Ferrari GT team) in 2003, all whilst undertaking his testing duties at BAR Honda. Anthony secured his position as Third Driver for BAR Honda in 2004 and drove at the Malaysian Grand Prix for the team in 2005.

Says Anthony: ‘This is a great opportunity for me and I’m really excited about my first full season as a race driver in Formula One. I’d like to thank everyone at the Super Aguri F1 Team and Honda for giving me this chance. I’m looking forward to working with everyone at SAF1 – I’ve been impressed with the improvements the team has made through the 2006 season, and I can already see from my first visits to the factory that the team is very hard-working and highly motivated. I can’t wait to get started!’

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