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BBC add Anderson to final line-up

ESPNF1 Staff
January 12, 2012
Gary Anderson has been working for Irish television and ESPN Star Sports in recent years © Sutton Images

The BBC has recruited former technical director Gary Anderson as its technical analyst after revealing its new presenting team for the 2012 season.

A number of names left the BBC to join Sky, with Martin Brundle and Ted Kravitz leaving its TV team and David Croft, Anthony Davidson and Natalie Pinkham departing from the 5Live setup. It's now been formally announced that former Eurosport commentator Ben Edwards replaces Brundle and Anderson will take over Kravitz's role.

Anderson began working in Formula One with Brabham in the 1970s and after setting up his own team alongside Bob Simpson he returned to work for both McLaren and Ensign before joining Jordan as chief designer and then technical director. Spells at Stewart and Jaguar followed, and after a second spell at Jordan he moved in commentary with Irish television.

On the radio side, the BBC has brought in James Allen as lead commentator, with former MotoGP presenter Jennie Gow replacing Pinkham as pit-lane reporter. A replacement for Davidson has yet to be announced.

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