Davidson would not turn down Jaguar Formula E drive
SPA - Anthony Davidson is open to a move into Formula E with Jaguar upon its entry to the championship later this year, but is yet to receive a serious offer from the British manufacturer.
Jaguar confirmed at the end of last year that it would be entering Formula E from the 2016-2017 season, and is expected to be competitive from the very beginning thanks to its relationship with championship battery supplier Williams.
As a result, the Jaguar seats are among the most coveted for the new season, leading to speculation that 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship winner and Toyota racer Davidson could become the latest driver to combine endurance racing duties with Formula E.
Davidson confirmed to NBC Sports that he’d be interested in doing so, but said he is yet to receive a serious approach.
“If I was approached seriously and wasn’t messed about by having to do a driver shoot-out or anything ridiculous like that, then maybe I would,” Davidson said.
“So far I haven’t had a serious approach. I would be up for it. I’m always up for racing in different cars, especially to drive a single-seater again would be nice, but it’s not high on my priority list at the moment.”
When asked by NBC Sports if a move to Jaguar would be of interest, Davidson confirmed that preliminary talks had been held but nothing had been firmed up.
“I got in touch, we were in touch. We had a chat and that’s about all that came from it,” Davidson said.
“I wouldn’t turn down an offer, let’s put it that way. But I’m not going to break a leg falling over myself to get into one.
“I’m 37 years old now. If I can’t sell myself now then there’s no point.
“If people don’t know what I’m capable of then that’s their loss.”