Edwards joins BBC F1 team

By on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Edwards joins BBC commentary team for 2012

Ben Edwards will be joining David Coulthard in the commentary box for the 2012 season, filling the slot Martin Brundle has left since his transfer to Sky. Announcing the deal on Twitter he said “So, it looks as though it’s really happening. I will be the BBC F1 commentator in 2012 and I can’t wait!”

However this isn’t his first time he’s commentated on F1, doing so with John Watson for Sky (F1 Digital+) in 2002 for a single season.

He follows the recent trend for former racing drivers to swap their helmets for microphones. Edwards competed in Formula First and the Euro Vauxhall Lotus championship alongside Coulthard and Mika Häkkinen.

He made the switch to commentating on F1 in 1995 for Eurosport, but after they lost the right at the end of the 1996 season, Champ Car became his next port of call for the channel. Since 2002 however he has been the voice of BTCC for ITV, but will now be joining the 2012 BBC F1 team for their first season sharing with Sky.

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