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BBC Nearly Ready To Confirm Commentators – Brundle On Verge Of Deal

The BBC, who are set to take back F1 coverage from ITV in the UK for 2009 onwards are believed to be on the verge of confirming their commentators for the forthcoming season.

Jonathan Legard is believed to become the new main commentator, with contract talks right in their final stages. Legard has been a F1 commentator on 5Live for sometime, alongside football work.

Martin Brundle is also said to be close to a deal, he has stated his desire on many occassions but formally denied he had signed on the dotted line.

Brundle said: “Nothing is signed yet. I am hopeful that I can move to the BBC and continue my current role, and we are still in discussions.”

Jake Humphrey is set to take over from Steve Rider, and the rumour mill has it that David Coulthard is going to become an expert pundit.

Martin Brundle

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3 responses

  1. Dane

    Lets all hope that its not the ‘Lewis Hamilton Show’ like what ITV is doing

    September 30, 2008 at 11:35 pm

  2. Keith

    At least we will see the whole race next year. (no adverts)

    October 2, 2008 at 7:40 pm

  3. paul

    hi martin great commatary today from your self with all the passion as always but it seems that your co commentor need 2 find the passion i now it not easy and there has been lot of changes go to bbc and its early day but i feel that you may need to watch the race as i have twice and still feel the some about the commentary.

    i woul,d also like to say great it is to see jason and lewis doing well come on us brit i love this sport .

    and im so pleased you are still there well done martin

    thank for great commentary

    March 29, 2009 at 2:35 pm

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