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JULY 10, 2004

Davidson and Sauber

There is speculation in the Formula 1 paddock at Silverstone that Britain's Anthony Davidson could move into a racing role in 2005 with the Sauber team. Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa both have two year contracts with the Swiss team but it is known that Fisichella has a deal which allows him to move to a top team if the opportunity arises. Fisichella is believed to be on the list of potential drivers next year at Williams and Renault. If the Roman driver does move on Sauber will need to find a replacement and the obvious candidate is Davidson, who has done an impressive job this year as the test driver for BAR.

Davidson has recently signed over his management to David Robertson, the man who brought Jenson Button into Formula 1 in 2000 and, perhaps more significantly, persuaded Peter Sauber to take on Kimi Raikkonen in 2001, despite the fact that the Finn had only competed in Formula Renault up to that point.

Sauber has good reason to heed Robertson's advice.