Date: 8th March 2016 at 10:21am
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Channel 4 will become the terrestrial home of Formula One in the UK in 2016.

Channel 4 picked up the broadcasting rights for F1 following BBC’s decision to dump the sport as a cost saving exercise.

Channel 4 will show 10 live races in the UK with a highlights package for the remaining 11 races of the season.

For full coverage of every race UK viewers will have to subscribe to Sky Sports.

Channel 4’s new F1 programme will retain the iconic Fleetwood Mac song ‘The Chain’ as the opening theme and will have a BBC feel to its broadcast with Ben Edwards as the main commentator alongside David Coulthard.

Lee MacKenzie will also swap her BBC tabard for a Channel 4 one and continue her walks in the paddock, whilst Eddie Jordan is also part of the team.

There is even the occasional spot reserved for Formula One legend Murray Walker.

Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna make the switch from occasional appearances on Sky Sports coverage to join the channel 4 team alongside Mark Webber, Susie Wolff, Nicolas Hamilton, Alex Zanardi and four-time Formula One World Champion Alain Prost.

The shows main presenter will be former X Factor USA presenter Steve Jones.