Damon Hill joins Sky's F1 channel
17 January 2012 – Sky Sports has announced that 1996 World Champion Damon Hill will be part of its line-up for the 2012 F1 season. Hill, replaced as BRDC President by Derek Warwick last year, rejoins Sky after also being part of its F1 Digital+ team ten years ago.
“The plans Sky Sports have for Formula 1 are very impressive, particularly the dedicated Formula 1 channel, and I couldn't resist becoming involved,” says Hill. “There are so many reasons to be excited about the new season and I can't wait to get started.”
“Damon Hill is a British motor racing legend and has incredible Formula 1 knowledge and insight,” adds Executive Producer Martin Turner. “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.”
The Sky Sports F1 HD channel will launch in early March.