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Sky Sports announce new team

Sky Sports have revealed their team behind their coverage of the 2012 Formula One season.

It had already been confirmed that Martin Brundle would be making the switch over from the BBC F1 team to Sky and a lot of his colleagues have joined him.

As had been rumoured, BBC Radio Five Live commentator David Croft will partner Brundle in the commentary position, as will Anthony Davidson who has enjoyed a natural partnership with Croft on Radio 5 Live.

With Brundle splitting his time between the paddock, pitlane and the commentary box over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it will be interesting to see how a commentary team of three works. It will probably just be that Davidson fills in for Brundle when he's not in the commentary box, but time will tell.

Joining them from the BBC team are pitlane reporters Natalie Pinkham and Ted Kravitz, who will now be able to 'boast' along with Brundle of having worked for ITV, BBC and Sky.

Simon Lazenby will become the host presenter of Sky's live coverage, while Georgie Thompson and Ted Kravitz will present a magazine show.

To complete the team Sky have also signed up Steve Rider who will host interview programs with greats from the past and the present.

'In Martin Brundle we have the outstanding F1 broadcaster - on the track and in broadcasting, he's proved it time and again,' Sky Sports Executive Producer Martin Turner told Sky Sports.

'Working alongside him, David Croft is a passionate, experienced commentator and Anthony Davidson can bring great technical knowledge to live practice sessions.'

He concluded: 'Ted Kravitz has huge knowledge of the pitlane and paddock and he and Natalie Pinkham will get the information and access our viewers need,'

'And guiding us through the coverage we have the experience of Simon Lazenby and Georgie Thompson. Each has hosted major sports events, from the British Lions to the Ryder Cup - they have trust and respect.'

Sky Sports have confirmed that the qualifying and the races will be advert free and the channel will be available to their Sky Sports 1 and 2 customers as well as their Sky HD subscribers.

As yet there is no news regarding coverage on BT Vision or Virgin Media.

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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 7 2011

Time: 12:00PM

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