Anthony Davidson was delighted with his personal performance in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, despite his No. 1 Peugeot retiring after leading.
The Briton's best run was a quadruple stint during his car's charge back toward the lead on Sunday morning, following a four-lap delay to an electrical problem.
He consistently lapped four seconds faster than the leading Audis throughout his three-hour stint and handed the car over to Alex Wurz as he homed in on the second-placed No. 8 Audi, only for the engine to let go early in Wurz's stint.
"I feel I have shown the world what I am made of, finally," Davidson told AUTOSPORT. "People have judged me from Formula 1 results, because that is obviously where I made a name for myself in the big time, and this was a prestigious race where I was able to show what I am made of.
"The Michelin boys tell me I set a record for their tires during that quadruple stint. They had never done that many laps, that fast, for such a long period of time. They want me to sign the tires and they plan to put them in their museum. So I'm happy with my own performance."
Davidson added that his No. 1 crew still believed they could win the race up until their retirement.
"We've got simulations like you would see in Formula 1 that tell us what to expect," he said. "It was fascinating watching our progress, and toward the end of my quadruple stint the prediction showed that had we carried on going as it was then we were knocking on the door of the win. That really inspired me and everyone else."