Hailing from the country where many illustrious drivers have emerged, over the years, the Brit’s journey in the sport began at the 2002 Hungarian Grand Prix with Minardi. He currently drives for the Honda-powered constructor Super Aguiri F1.
Like most compatriots, Davidson began kart racing at a tender age and was immensely triumphant right throughout his karting career. He won the British championships in the sport before moving on to Formula Ford at a later stage.
The highlight of the early stages of his career was when he was awarded the prestigious Autosport Young Driver of the Year Award (given only to drivers from the UK). The likes of David Coulthard and Jenson Button are two other drivers who have earned this prestigious honour during their careers.
Davidson’s next big step came in the form of British Formula Three Championship where he finished second overall and impressed the motorsport fraternity.
Following four good years of tremendous performances in various European series and a victory at the Spa Masters, the Hertfordshire-born driver was roped in by BAR (British American Racing) as test driver for the 2001 season. It was the time when the constructor was bettering its own performances and targeting a host of talented young drivers to accompany veteran Jacques Villeneuve.
After a two seasons of testing with BAR, Davidson moved on to the American Le Mans Series. He reaped reasonable success while driving for the Prodrive Racing team in 2003. Although in 2004 he went back to being a test driver for BAR when Jenson Button emerged as one of the frontrunners for the Drivers’ World Championship.
He was sworn in to drive at Sepang in 2005 because regular driver Takumo Sato was unwell. Sadly for Davidson the race was over after two laps due to an engine seizure. He continued to serve as test driver for BAR (renamed to Honda Racing F1) in 2006 but didn’t receive any opportunities to race.
His stint with the constructor had ended as he started a new chapter with Super Aguiri for the 2007 season. He became a regular Formula One driver for the first time but world championship points still elude the talented driver.
Davidson will continue to drive alongside Takumo Sato for the Super Aguiri team in 2008. He will be hoping to clinch his first point and prolong the advancement of a new-fangled team.