Sky have announced their TV team for 2012, with no less than five former BBC employees switching to the broadcasters.
Martin Brundle will front the coverage alongside Simon Lazenby, with Sky stating that Brundle will be ‘on air during every day of each grand prix, dividing his time between paddock, pitlane and commentary box.’ Lazenby is a Sky veteran who has predominantly worked on rugby coverage.
David Croft joins Brundle in the commentary box whilst Anthony Davidson will join Croft for commentary duties during practice sessions.
“In Martin Brundle we have the outstanding F1 broadcaster – on the track and in broadcasting, he’s proved it time and again,” commented Sky Sports Executive Producer Martin Turner.
“Working alongside him, David Croft is a passionate, experienced commentator and Anthony Davidson can bring great technical knowledge to live practice sessions.”
Both Natalie Pinkham and Ted Kravitz will continue their pitlane roles, with Kravitz also co-presenting the magazine show alongside Sky regular Georgie Thompson.
Meanwhile veteran motorsport presenter Steve Rider will stage a series of interviews with racing legends of the past and present for Sky.
“Ted Kravitz has huge knowledge of the pitlane and paddock and he and Natalie Pinkham will get the information and access our viewers need,” added Turner.
“And guiding us through the coverage we have the experience of Simon Lazenby and Georgie Thompson. Each has hosted major sports events, from the British Lions to the Ryder Cup – they have trust and respect.”
- Commentators and pundits:
- Martin Brundle, David Croft and Ant Davidson
- In the pitlane:
- Natalie Pinkham
- Ted Kravitz
- Also involved
- Steve Rider – interviewing racing legends.
- Georgie Thompson – co-hosting magazine show with Ted.
- Host (aka the new Jake for Sky)
- Simon Lazenby