Anthony Davidson: “We are all focused on playing our part”

Anthony Davidson insists he is looking forward to experiencing the Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid for the first time in racing conditions during next months opening FIA World Endurance Championship race of the season, the 6 Hours of Silverstone.

The British driver, who was part of the 2014 title winning squad, endured a difficult 2015 season that saw the team struggle compared to the Porsche and Audi squads, but hopes the new-for-2016 car enables them to return to the battle for race victories.

Davidson remains in the team alongside 2015 team-mates Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, and believes the team have made good progress with their new car in comparison with its predecessor.

“I’m looking forward to getting started this season with the new TS050 HYBRID; it’s always an exciting time of the year,” said Davidson. “Last year it was obviously a disappointment but this season we will be stronger and hopefully more like 2014 when we were really competitive.

“It’s not going to be easy because the competition is strong but we are pushing hard, working on reliability and performance. We are all focused on playing our part and making progress as quickly as possible, as you can see with this completely new car.

“I’m really impressed with the TS050 HYBRID; I like the different sound of the turbo engine and the 8MJ system is a huge step forward. All the drivers feel that and it makes us realise what we were missing last year. I can’t wait to experience it in race conditions.”