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.
For 2012, Sky has signed ex BBC voices David Croft and Martin Brundle as its race commentators as Ted Kravitz, Natalie Pinkham and Anthony Davidson also switch from the BBC. Hill will be present in his role of pundit for ten of the 20 Grands Prix: Australia, Bahrain, Monaco, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, India, USA and Brazil.
“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.