Following an accident during a testing session at Magny-Cours, France last month where he suffered bruising to the ribs, Toyota Gazoo Racing have confirmed that Anthony Davidson will not participate in this weekend’s inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Mexico race.
Davidson drove several laps during the collective test session on Thursday morning at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to evaluate his recovery but a joint decision was made that he will take no further part in this weekend’s event to ensure he is fully recovered in time for the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas on 17 September where the high temperatures in Austin make it essential for each car to have its full complement of three drivers.
Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima will share the #5 TS050 HYBRID for the remainder of the Mexico event.
“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 Austin 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.”