Anthony Davidson Biography
Anthony Davidson is a prominent British retired racing driver currently working for the Sky Sports F1 television channel, as an analyst as part of the commentary team for WEC TV, as a color commentator for the F1 series of video games, as well as simulator and demonstration driver for Mercedes AMG Petronas.
Davidson is known due to racing in Formula One for Minardi and Super Aguri and has been a test or reserve driver for the British American Racing, Honda, and Brawn GP teams. Anthony became the 2014 WEC World Champion, with his teammate, Sébastien Buemi. Anthony started kart racing in 1987, competing in various British, European, and North American championships. He won three British championships (93, 94, 95), and one Italian championship and was runner-up in the Formula A European championship in 1996.
In 1999, He moved to single-seater cars, racing Formula Fords and winning the 1600 cc Kent engine class of the British Formula Ford festival that year. The next season, Davidson was runner-up in the British Formula Ford championship but did win the blue riband Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and scooped the McLaren/Autosport Young Driver of the Year Award.
In 2001, He competed in the British Formula Three championship with the Carlin team, finishing second overall to teammate Takuma Sato. Anthony’s performance improved throughout the season and he outscored Sato from June until the season’s end. He also received the Formula Three Pau Grand Prix, the Spa Masters, and the FIA European Cup.
Anthony Davidson Age
Anthony Davidson was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England on April 18, 1979. He is 43 years old and celebrates his birthday on April 18, every year.
Anthony Davidson Height
Davidson is a man of below-average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 5 inches (Approx. 1.65 m).
Anthony Davidson Family
Anthony was born to his caring parents in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England. His father has underlined the fact that Anthony is chasing a race seat for next year’s Formula One campaign, feeling that he has gone as far as he can in his testing role with Honda.
He has a handsome brother called Andrew Davidson who appeared in the first series of Big Brother in the UK. As Andrew was up for eviction in week two, housemate Darren nominated him, giving as a reason that his brother raced the next week and he would want to leave the house to see him. His brother Andrew was evicted that week.
He is married to his wife called Carrie Davidson. The duo married on August 11, 2006, in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The couple met each other during college and started dating. The two live in Brackley with their two children.
Anthony Davidson Salary
Anthony’s annual salary is $79,758 per year. This is according to Sky Sports F1 anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.
Anthony Davidson Net Worth
Davidson has an estimated net worth of$1 million – $5 million.
Anthony Davidson Career
In late 2000, He became the test driver for the British American Racing (BAR) Formula One team for the 2001 season. The next season Davidson began two races for the Minardi team, temporarily replacing regular driver Alex Yoong, who the team had decided to suspend after he had failed to qualify for three races. Minardi had previously planned to put Justin Wilson in the car, but he proved too tall. His qualifying times were within 0.6s of teammate Mark Webber at his two starts in Hungary and Belgium, but he spun out of both events.
In 2006, He resumed his role as a test driver for BAR, now owned by Honda and renamed Honda Racing F1. As BAR had failed to be one of the top four constructors the former season Honda was able to run a third car on Friday, giving Anthony a bigger role than in 2005.
On 15 November 2006, Super Aguri confirmed that Anthony would partner with Takuma Sato for the 2007 Formula One season. Thus, Anthony became a regular Formula One driver for the first time.
Davidson was linked with incoming teams Virgin and Lotus for the 2010 F1 season. However, He did not secure a 2010 race seat in F1 and instead turned his focus to racing sports cars. In F1 Anthony continued his long-standing relationship with the Brackley-based Mercedes F1 Team, combining duties as reserve and simulator driver in 2010 and 2011, and continuing his simulator role from 2012.