Sports F1 is Sky’s latest channel to hit the network and it kicks off next weekend at the Australian Grand Prix. Since I’m a rather big F1 fan and this has a link to TV I thought I’d put up these great little featurettes that Sky have just released introducing us all to their new team of presenters. Martin Brundle and Ted Kravitz have both left the BBC to join Sky’s coverage and they are joined by former Formula One World Champion, Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham, Anthony Davidson, Steve Rider, David Croft, Georgie Thompson and Simon Lazenby.
In the interviews, they talk about their favourite drivers, favourite races and what they’re looking forward to in the upcoming season. I have no doubt that Sky will nail the broadcast of this wonderful sport and with this brilliant team of experts, it’ll surely be epic! Just check out the five minute advert they made for it to prove it.
This new coincides beautifully with the news that Ron Howard’s new F1 movie ‘Rush’ has begun principle photography.
Martin Brundle has proved himself as a driver and broadcaster over four decades, racing with eight F1™ teams and winning awards. He will be on-air every day of each Grand Prix™, dividing his time between paddock, pit-lane and commentary box.
Ted Kravitz, the F1™ reporter for 10 years with ITV then BBC, will bring news, interviews and insight from the pit lane and paddock. Ted, who will also co-present the magazine show, will be joined by Natalie Pinkham.
Former F1™ driver Anthony Davidson will offer expert analysis and will join David Croft for the majority of the season as commentator for the practice sessions.
Natalie Pinkham, formerly BBC Radio’s F1™ reporter, will gather insights from the most technologically advanced sport in the world.
David Croft, BBC Radio’s F1™ commentator for the last six seasons, will join Martin Brundle for qualifying and races.
Georgie Thompson, host of a range of live sports events and Sky Sports News, will present a new weekly F1™ magazine show.
Simon Lazenby, a live Sky Sports presenter for twelve years, will host each Grand Prix weekend.
Broadcasting veteran Steve Rider will stage a series of big interviews with racing legends of the past and present.