Anthony Davidson win join the Le Mans-winning Peugeot team for the this year's 24 Hours and the Sebring 12 Hours. The former grand prix driver was part of Aston Martin's LMP1 lineup at Le Mans last season, finishing 13th overall in the No. 008 car with Darren Turner and Jos Verstappen. He expressed his desire to continue racing sports cars at the time, and was today announced as part of the factory Peugeot team's lineup after failing to land a drive in Formula 1 this year.
World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb had been linked with the drive, but Peugeot chose Davidson instead.
"We had a number of options for this car, including Sebastien Loeb," explained Peugeot Sport boss Olivier Quesnel. "He has reached a sufficiently high standard to be considered as a potential team member and we waited until the Swedish Rally before we made any decision.
"Every driver has to be 100 percent committed to our program, and it eventually became clear than Sebastien's schedule would be too tight. Anthony Davidson was available, he is quick, enthusiastic and very happy to be part of Team Peugeot Total."
Davidson will also share the car with Wurz and Gene in the American Le Mans Series season opener, the Sebring 12 Hours, on March 20. Peugeot will field two cars in the event, with Bourdais, Lamy and Minassian sharing the other.