Anthony Davidson is eager to return to Le Mans to fight for victory in the 24 Hours after finishing fourth in Aston Martin Racing's LMP1 car this weekend.
The former grand prix driver enjoyed his first experience of the event in a prototype - and his first appearance at Le Mans since his debut in 2003 when he crashed out in a Ferrari 550 - and he's now keen to return to Le Mans every year.
"I said after 2003 that I'd always come back and now I always want to come back," Davidson told AUTOSPORT. "Now I want to win it."
"This year was a step better than my last effort here! And it's only going to improve. I reckon and I've enjoyed it 90 percent more than last time I did it. I don't know why, I think it's something to do with the car. It's fantastic to drive. Every time I drove the car it was fine so I didn't have any problems. It was a brilliant race. I'm knackered now but I loved every moment in the car."
Davidson was disappointed not to finish higher after a gearbox problem cost the #008 car significant time and restricted it to a 13th place finish, and believes his car could have fought the #1 Audi for the final podium spot had it run trouble-free.
"I'm obviously gutted for our own car's reliability, but really pleased for the team as a whole. It's an amazing job -- to think that it was only really given the green light in December and we've come here and got P4.
"And what could have possibly been, I know there's always a should have, would have, could have story from Le Mans, but in our car I think we had the genuine pace to really challenge that Audi for the last step on the podium.
"It's exactly what I said, if it had run like clockwork we'd have really challenged to be on the podium and that's unbelievable."