Anthony Davidson is set to remain with Super Aguri for a second season according to the team's managing director Daniel Audetto.

Despite rumours regarding the long-term future of the Honda 'B' team, Audetto revealed that Davidson had done enough during his first full season in an F1 race seat to show he was worthy of a second year - despite the fact he was unable to open his points account during 2007.

"Definitely, 100 per cent," Audetto told ITV-F1 when asked if Davidson would be on the grid in 2008. "He's doing a fantastic job.

"I think Anthony is proving that he was a good choice: the speed is still there and the maturity is coming. So I expect that next year we are going to have two very good drivers."

Despite the fact he was unable to score- while team-mate Takuma Sato picked up four points - Davidson himself said he felt he had proved himself to be worthy of an F1 race seat following a number of years in a testing role.

"I'm happy with what I've done; it's exactly what I wanted to really - getting better every race," he said. "Especially in the second half of the year I'm convinced I did a brilliant job.

"I think everyone could see that the speed was always there in qualifying; I out-qualified my team-mate 10-7. That's a good effort in your rookie year I think.

"I'm so happy I've proved to myself that I'm good enough for Formula 1, and probably better than half the grid - I can say that easily, without a doubt.

"So as long as I know that myself, I really couldn't care less what happens outside of my control. I've done everything, I feel, that could have been asked from me, and probably more as well."

 

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