BBC announce F1 commentary shake-up

  Seth Haniel 15:28 11 Jan 11
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Martin Brundle and David Coulthard will be the BBC's Formula One commentators for the upcoming season after the Corporation confirmed a shake-up of their on-air team.

  interzone55 16:11 11 Jan 11

I hope this means that Eddie Jordan has been dropped totally...

  ulrich 16:18 11 Jan 11

Is not a commentator of the races. But somone who does know what he is talking about.

  interzone55 16:29 11 Jan 11

I know he doesn't commentate, thankfully, but he does seem to bring every point he wants to make round to "well, in my day we did it this way"...

  peter99co 16:49 11 Jan 11

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

  natdoor 20:09 11 Jan 11

Perhaps we will be spared the embarrassment of Brundle dodging about the pit lane to get pointless comments.

  OTT_B 21:42 11 Jan 11

Quite happy about that - Jonathon Leggard used to annoy me - he never used to let (the far more interesting and experienced) Martin Brundle get a word in edge ways!

  peter99co 22:13 11 Jan 11

Martin Brundle at least knows a bit about his subject and does seem to be accepted by the drivers. Is there a better person you would nominate to take over?

  Strawballs 22:43 11 Jan 11

At least they now have 2 commentators that have been there done that and know what they are talking about.

  Forum Editor 23:28 11 Jan 11

is that I compare all F1 commentators with Murray Walker and James Hunt, and they always fail to measure up.

F1 is one of the few live events where the commentary is - for me - marginally more interesting than watching the action. A good commentary team will consist of one personality and one technically knowleadgeable person. In the Brundle/Coulthard partnership I find myself wondering what's happened to the personality.

  Belatucadrus 23:47 11 Jan 11

Brundle is good, there were a few interviews done last year where the procedure was conducted by some anonymous fembot with Brundle just sitting in as a sort of guest. They should just have let him do the whole thing, maybe not as photogenic but it would be more informative and cut the staffing bill.

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