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Sky Sports F1 team announced

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Chris Jenkins, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    From Sky Sports.com

    In the first major unveiling for the 2012 campaign, Sky Sports have revealed their team of pundits, presenters and commentators to broadcast every session from all the season's races next year.
    In an eagerly-awaited announcement, the station has confirmed that the hugely popular David Croft will join forces with Martin Brundle in the commentary box for each of the 2012's races, with Brundle on air during every day of each grand prix, dividing his time between paddock, pitlane and commentary box. The flexibility means that former F1 driver Anthony Davidsonwill be reunited with Croft for commentary duties for each of the weekend's 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."

    In support, both Natalie Pinkham and Ted Kravitz will scour the pitlane in search of the inside scoop on what's occurring, with Kravitz also co-presenting the magazine show that Sky Sports have also announced will be part of their package.

    Ted's co-presenter on the magazine show will be Georgie Thompson, a familiar face to viewers of Sky Sports News, while another familiar face to Sky Sports viewers, Simon Lazenby, will host each grand prix weekend.
    And last, but by no means least, broadcasting veteran Steve Rider will stage a series of big interviews with racing legends of the past and present for Sky Sports.

    "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."
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  2. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    Great line up, really looking forward to 2012 now. Every practise session live on TV aswell :)
  3. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Natalie Pinkham AND Georgie Thompson? Woop!
  4. Here's Natalie in her former BBC guise......

    Here's Georgie when she fronted the A1GP that Sky used to cover......

    Here's most of the gang (Steve Rider missing) all together......
    L-R - Davidson, Croft, Pinkham, Brundle, Lazenby, Thompson, Kravitz

    Looking forward to March 2012 as it seems Sky have put a good team together with plenty of content besides the actual practice, qualifying and race sessions.

  5. Looks like it will be a skeleton team with the BBC coverage next year, apart from Jake, DC and EJ everyone else has jumped ship! Shocking.
  6. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Looks like Lee Mackenzie will be busy for BBC next year!
  7. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada

    What will be the engine manufacturer? :D
  8. I could listen to her voice all day. Soft and mellow in her approach when interviewing the drivers ;)
  9. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Damon Hill has been signed up to the Sky team too. He'll be a pundit for 10 races this year.
  10. I like (MB) grid start for last year, i feel like my best friend move away:(