FORMULA 1: 2013 season on the BBC – Everything you need to know

March 6, 2013

The BBC will bring all the Formula 1 action, news and interviews throughout the 2013 season across television, radio, online and mobile.

This year will see an increased live presence for F1 on network television as all three practice sessions during the BBC’s nine live races will be shown live for the first time on BBC Two and the new BBC Two HD channel.

Some new faces have been added to the BBC TV and radio presentation teams for the 2013 season, including presenter Suzi Perry, pit-lane reporter Tom Clarkson and Allan McNish, who joins BBC Radio 5 live as an expert analyst for at least six races.

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FORMULA 1: Suzi Perry becomes the new face of BBC F1

December 21, 2012

Suzi Perry has been announced as the new presenter of the BBC’s Formula 1 coverage.

The former MotoGP presenter will link-up with BBC favourites Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard for the entire 19-race season, starting in Melbourne on March 15-17.

Perry replaces Jake Humphrey, who left the corporation to become the face of BT Sport’s Premier League coverage.

The BBC have also confirmed the nine races that will be shown live on terrestrial television during the 2013 season, including the British, Belgian, Italian and the season-ending Brazilian Grands Prix, but the Monaco Grand Prix is not included as one of the live BBC races.

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FORMULA 1: Brazilian Grand Prix 2012 – Live on BBC One & Sky Sports F1

November 20, 2012

This year’s fascinating Formula 1 campaign reaches its conclusion this weekend with the Brazilian Grand Prix from the famed Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo.

Reigning two-time world champion Sebastian Vettel goes into the final showdown 13-points clear of his nearest challenger Fernando Alonso, knowing finishing fourth or above will guarantee his third consecutive title.

Fans can enjoy comprehensive live coverage of every session from the season finale on both BBC TV and Sky Sports F1.

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FORMULA 1: British Grand Prix 2012 – Live on BBC Two & Sky Sports F1

July 2, 2012

One of the most exciting Formula 1 campaigns to date continues with the British Grand Prix, and BBC TV and Sky Sports F1 will have all the action covered for fans throughout the weekend.

Forming part of bumper summer of sport on British soil, Silverstone will be the setting for the ninth round of this year’s Formula 1 World Championship.

This year’s race is expected to be a complete sell-out, a clear sign that the sport’s devoted British following will be out in force to support their local heroes, featuring British trio Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Paul di Resta, who will all harbour ambitions of ascending the Silverstone podium.

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FORMULA 1: 2012 season on the BBC – Everything you need to know

March 14, 2012

Formula 1 on the BBC enters a new era in 2012, with the corporation aiming to build on its multi-award-winning coverage over the last three years and provide fans another compelling year of racing.

It is the first time since the sport returned to the BBC in 2009 that they will not be showing every race live on TV, after the corporation decided to approach Sky Sports to form a controversial shared arrangement last year.

But terrestrial viewers can still follow the entire 20-race season on BBC Television, with full live coverage of 10 grands prix, along extended highlights of the other 10 events throughout the season.

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FORMULA 1: Ben Edwards to join BBC as lead commentator

December 14, 2011

Popular motorsport broadcaster Ben Edwards has confirmed that he will step in to replace the departing Martin Brundle as the BBC’s lead Formula 1 commentator next year.

Edwards will join forces with David Coulthard in the commentary box for 10 live grands prix in 2012, as well peak-time highlights of every non-live race.

He announced on Twitter: “So, it looks as though it’s really happening. I will be the BBC F1 commentator in 2012 and I can’t wait!”

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