Monday, 24 November 2008

F1 Without the Adverts

Next year sees F1 coverage in the UK move back to the BBC. Finally after goodness knows how many years we can again see an F1 race uninterrupted by adverts! Now like most fans I've known about the move for a while but today the BBC have announced their presenting line-up.

Jake Humphrey (who I've never heard of) will anchor the show and be joined by David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan, who with their experience, as former F1 driver and team owner respectively, should make good pundits (I doubt they could be worse than Mark Blundell). Martin Brundle will continue as race commentator and be joined by Jonathan Legard (who currently works for 5 Live). I think it's a shame they couldn't have kept with James Allan as I actually quite liked his commentating style. And finally the pit-lane reporters will be Ted Kravitz and Lee McKenzie.

Hopefully the coverage of F1 on the BBC will be at least as good as the coverage ITV have provided, but with uninterrupted races it should be even better. Of course I won't need the TV coverage at next years British race as we have full 3 day passes to Silverstone, so watch out for us in the crowd!
24 November 2008 at 15:28 , Scriptor Senex said...

I agree about James Allan but assuming this chap from 5 live is OK we'll probably get used to him quite quickly. You might recognise Jake Humphrey if you watched any of the Olym,opics. He's an ex-CBBC presenter but (i gather) he's hosted various BBC football programmes.

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