Davidson Reckons He Has A Shot At Ferrari Seat
Okay, so in my daily wade through the news and rumours I came across this fantastic interview with Anthony Davidson, who must work as a jester in his spare time.
Davidson, speaking to well known British broadsheet newspaper The Daily Telegraph says he is going to put himself forward for a shot at the Ferrari drive after Luca Badoer’s poor performance last weekend.
Badoer was nowhere near as good as expected and rumours have started about his replacement, including Nelson Piquet Jr, Marc Gene and seemingly now Davidson.
“I will be speaking to Ferrari personally this week to put my name forward,” said the 30-year-old Briton, who was BAR/Honda’s long time test driver and raced for Super Aguri as recently as last year.
“Luca was not anywhere near scoring points and that car is capable of doing that,” Davidson is quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph newspaper.
“I’m ready and I think I’m better. That’s not being arrogant. It’s just what I believe. I’ve got the necessary experience that I’ll get my chance in Formula One – so why not at Ferrari?”
Im sorry, but I find this rather funny. Davidson mate, you’ve got about as much chance as me at getting the drive. If he gets it, I will be the first to congratulate him but honestly, I think I just saw a pig fly past the window, or maybe just Yuji Ide hitting Christijan Albers…
Ed note: I find it humourous to thought that Davidson reckons he has a chance, only because of Ferrari’s general “internal” driver policy. If Badoer is dropped, and Schumacher cannot race then the drive will almost certainly go to Marc Gene, or one of those Italian F3 drivers who tested last year. I am not disputing Davidson’s driving ability, but he has the same traits and credentials as Badoer – great tester, no F1 points… Thus, I can’t see it happening. In truth, I can’t see Nelson Piquet heading to Ferrari either but his name has been banded around the grapevines. Davidson’s not a bad driver, in F1 and sportscars but he just isn’t Ferrari potential in my opinion.