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Brundle to commentate for Sky in 2012

ESPNF1 Staff
November 27, 2011
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Martin Brundle will commentate for Sky Sports new Formula One channel next season, leaving his current job working for the BBC.

Sky Sports F1 will show all 20 races next season while the BBC will show just 10 races live and 10 as delayed highlights shows. Brundle became the lead commentator for the BBC this year, after working as a co-commentator since 1997 on UK broadcasts, but said he wanted to work live at every race next year.

"In 2012 I will be working with Sky Sports F1 television," he wrote at the bottom of his column for the Times. "The fact that their newly-announced and dedicated F1 channel will have no in-race advertising was a key factor, but most importantly I need to commentate on every race live.

"Recorded and delayed sports television doesn't give me the adrenalin fix I crave. There will also be more airtime for the technical features I so enjoy crafting. It's been a privilege to be part of the BBC team, but now I have a new motivation and challenge."

Sky have not announced any further details of their coverage and the BBC has yet to confirm its line-up for 2012.

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