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Hill latest to join Sky coverage

ESPNF1 Staff
January 17, 2012
Damon Hill will attend half of the 20 races this season © Sutton Images
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Damon Hill has become the latest name to join Sky Sports coverage of the 2012 season.

The 1996 World Champion will work as an expert analyst on the new channel, although will only be part of the team for ten of the races this season. Hill - who raced for seven years from 1992 - has previous experience from the F1 Digital+ channel in 2002, and joins fellow ex-drivers Martin Brundle and Anthony Davidson at Sky.

"The plans Sky Sports have for Formula 1 are very impressive, particularly the dedicated Formula 1 channel and I couldn't resist becoming involved," Hill said. "There are so many reasons to be excited about the new season and I can't wait to get started."

Sky Sports executive producer Martin Turner said that Hill's status as a former world champion played a big part in his addition.

"Damon Hill is a British motor racing legend and has incredible Formula 1 knowledge and insight. He will provide our viewers with not just a driver's eye view, but also that of a world champion. There aren't many around and I'm delighted we'll have Damon with us during the season."

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