Anthony Davidson says becoming World Endurance Champion still hasn't sunk in after he and team-mate Sebastien Buemi claimed the drivers' title at the penultimate round in Bahrain last weekend.

The Englishman claimed his first career world championship title despite finishing 11th in Sakhir after a technical issue hampered their race. Davidson's team were leading a one-two for Toyota before the alternator in the car caused a lengthy pit stop.

However, with their closest competitors Audi Sport Team Joest only finishing in fourth, it handed the title to Toyota with one round to go. Davidson was thrilled with the result and called it the biggest success of his career.

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"It hasn't hit home yet," Davidson explained. "I always consider myself to be a top sportscar driver now I have a World Championship to show for it. It is incredible; the biggest thing I have won in my career by a long way and the first championship I have won since 1995 in karting. I have never been a World Champion before. It feels fantastic."

Davidson is now determined to finish the job for Toyota by winning the manufacturers' championship in Sao Paulo. The English driver admitted the toughest job this season has been staying consistent at the top and heading into the final race they hold a 40 point lead over Audi.

"It has been an amazing year," Davidson beamed. "Now we have one more job to do in Brazil; we are going to push to win the manufacturers' World Championship for the team."

"Before we even turned a wheel this year I expected we would be more competitive compared to Audi due to the new regulations but not necessarily stronger than them. So it was a pleasant surprise to find out we were in face the fastest car after the first few races."