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Sky confirms 2012 commentary line-up
Sky Sports has confirmed its commentary and presenting team for its Formula One channel in the UK.
Martin Brundle, who announced his switch from the BBC last week, will be joined by ex-5Live commentator David Croft during qualifying and races, while ex-F1 driver Anthony Davidson will also leave 5Live and will sub in for Brundle during practice sessions.
Ted Kravitz and Natalie Pinkham are also joining Sky Sports from the BBC and will work in their familiar roles as pit lane reporters. Kravitz is lined up to present a magazine show with Sky Sports News' Georgie Thompson, while Simon Lazenby will be the lead presenter at races.
"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 said. "Working alongside him, David Croft is a passionate, experienced commentator and Anthony Davidson can bring great technical knowledge to live practice sessions.
"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."
Steve Rider will also host a series of interviews with the F1's big names on the channel.
Sky Sports will show all 20 races live on its channel while the BBC will show half the races live and the other 10 as highlights.