Date: 12th January 2012 at 9:39am
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The BBC have confirmed their Formula One team for the 2012 season.

As reported last year a familiar voice will be replacing Martin Brundle with Ben Edwards joining David Coulthard in the commentary box.

Ben Edwards who used to commentate for Eurosport when Formula One was shown on the satellite channel with John Watson, is a well known voice amongst motorsport fans in the United Kingdom.

After Eurosport lost the television rights to Formula One in 1996, Edwards was the voice of Champ Car racing for British fans until 2001.

In 2002 he began working with Sky Sports for A1 Grand Prix and had a brief spell with the F1 Digital+ channel.

He has also been doing ITV’s coverage of British Touring Cars for the past nine years.

BBC chief analyst Eddie Jordan will once again join presenter Jake Humphrey, while Lee McKenzie remains as pit-lane reporter.

The BBC have made one further addition to their television team with former F1 car designer Gary Anderson added as technical analyst.

Former ITV F1 commentator James Allen joins the Radio 5 live team as lead commentator replacing David Croft who joined Brundle at Sky Sports F1.

Allen will be joined by former MotoGP reporter Jennie Gow as radio pit-lane reporter.

BBC’s head of Formula One Ben Gallop said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Ben, James, Gary and Jennie to the BBC presentation team. They bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge as well as huge passion for the sport that will help bring the season to life for our audiences on TV, radio and online.’

 

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