Toyota driver Anthony Davidson will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship after the Le Mans 24 Hours, driving for the DragonSpeed LMP2 squad. 

The 2014 WEC champion was dropped from Toyota’s LMP1 team to make way for McLaren F1 driver Fernando Alonso, with Davidson instead moving into a test and reserve driver role. 

But the Briton has secured a deal to contest the remainder of the 2018/2019 WEC superseason with DragonSpeed from the Six Hours of Silverstone in August. 

Davidson will share DragonSpeed’s LMP2 Oreca 07 contender with fellow ex-F1 driver Pastor Maldonado and silver-rated Mexican driver Roberto Gonzalez. The 38-year-old has 10 WEC wins to his name from his time at Toyota, five of which came last season. 

Nathanael Berthon will race for the Franco-American outfit at the 2018/19 WEC opener at Spa-Francorchamps as well as contesting Le Mans in June, before handing over the seat to Davidson.