Le Mans » Gavin blasts Davidson for ending Corvette bid

Oliver Gavin was left fuming after what he described as a risky lapping manoeuvre by the Peugeot of Anthony Davidson abruptly ended Corvette Racing's challenge for GT2 class glory in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours

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cn - Unregistered

June 13, 2010 11:28 AM

I'm also guessing Davidson has never driven a GT2 car either.

Collard should just have taken the line instead of avoiding him. That would have wrecked Davidson's Peugeot as well and would also "serve him right"

Bruce Joelson

June 13, 2010 2:59 PM
Last Edited 2153 days ago

I recorded the incident.Re-looked at it a number of times.Davidson was correct in his passing move. Gavin was 'asleep'.....never checked for the blue flag that was waved in time! The Peugot was passed the Corvette by a ball hair as Gavin panicked and THAT part is very clear!!!
(for Gavin read Collard?)

racer x - Unregistered

June 13, 2010 3:20 PM

Tony simply was in third and there was still 6 hours to go, the porsche curves is not a spot where you would normally make a pass.If the shoes were reversed he would be angry also! He is just another ex-formula one driver trying to make a name for himself, maybe he should stick with go-carts....mdg

Simon - Unregistered

June 13, 2010 3:55 PM

What you're forgetting is this happened in the Porsche Curves, which are both a) narrow, and b) fast. Collard would probably have been concentrating on getting the corners right, and not on checking the mirror. It was even mentioned by Eurosport's commentators that the Curves are where you only have time at the start of the first turn of the complex to check. The speed the LMPs (especially the diesels) are going means that there may be one behind you even if you didn't see one when you looked, so it's not surprising Collard may have missed it at first. And, because the area is so narrow, it makes it very difficult to pass, and Davidson misjudged it this time.

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