BBC confirms presentation team for 2014
27 January 2014 – The BBC has announced its presentation team for the upcoming Formula 1 season, with ex-Toyota driver and three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Allan McNish joining as a radio commentator and expert analyst.
As was the case in 2013, Suzi Perry will again front the corporation's television coverage, with Eddie Jordan, serving as chief analyst, and David Coulthard, co-commentator and pundit, also being retained.
Ben Edwards continues as lead TV commentator, with Lee McKenzie and Tom Clarkson providing pit lane news, while McNish joins James Allen in the Radio 5 live commentary box, with Jennie Gow on reporting duty.
"The 2014 F1 season picks up pace tomorrow as testing begins and the BBC's F1 team is ready to deliver another exciting year of coverage," commented Ben Gallop, the BBC's Head of Formula 1.
"We're delighted that Allan McNish is on board with the team this year in an expanded role, his experience and expertise is an invaluable addition especially as he joins us straight from a highly successful career on the track.
"The strength of our presenting line up is something we are very proud of and its great to have them back. We're looking forward to the new season and delivering audiences a great package across TV, radio and online."
The BBC will show nine live races in 2014, with the remaining events covered via highlights packages.