Former F1 driver Anthony Davidson has admitted that he is considering a switch to the German touring car series, the DTM, with Audi for the 2010 season as his chances of a return to F1 look slimmer by the day.
The Englishman was last on the F1 grid with the now-defunct Super Aguri team at the 2008 Spanish GP before the team folded.
Davidson made his F1 debut for Minardi at the 2002 Hungarian GP and raced again with the team at the following race in Belgium. He retired from both outings.
His next race came three years later at Malaysia when he stood in for Takuma Sato in the BAR Honda.
A full-time berth finally came his way in 2007 for Super Aguri, and he stayed with the team until the fourth round of the 2008 season when the team’s funds ran dry. Davidson is yet to return to F1 racing, and now works for BBC Radio 5 as a commentator.
"I would definitely be interested in racing in the DTM, it’s something I’ve got my eye on," he told AUTOSPORT after testing for Audi in Spain earlier this week.
"If I was given a chance to do it, I would; they invited me to come and do the test and you can’t turn down a company like Audi."
"I’ve tried very hard to get back into F1 and I’m still trying," he emphasised, "but with the chances of finding something diminishing there I’ve decided to look at opportunities elsewhere – I’ve always wanted to drive a DTM car, so this has been a good experience."
Yet another example that a wallet is sometimes more important than talent in F1 circles…