Anthony Davidson will not take part in the Mexican round of the FIA World Endurance Championship after picking up an injury during summer testing.
The British driver sustained bruised ribs in an accident at Magny Cours whilst driving the Toyota TS050 Hybrid.
Davidson took part in Thursday’s collective test at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, but the decision was taken to withdraw him from the 6 Hours of Mexico as a precaution.
Toyota said that this was to ensure Davidson is 100% fit in time for the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas, which takes place on September 17.
Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi will now drive the #5 Toyota as a pair in Mexico.
“It is disappointing to come all the way here and then not be able to race but it’s the right decision,” said Davidson.
“I wasn’t comfortable in the car this morning and there is no point to take any risks, especially with COTA coming up.”
“It’s not a problem to race here with two drivers but it would be impossible in Austin due to the high temperatures. So I’ll be a frustrated spectator for the rest of the week but I know Séb and Kazuki will do a good job.”
The 6 Hours of Mexico takes place on Saturday, September 3 at 13:30 local time.