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James Allen to lead BBC Radio 5 commentator for 2012 F1

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James Allen has published that he will become BBC Radio 5 live’s lead commentator for 2012 F1 season, Former ITV F1 worker full time with ITV from the 2001 US GP until the channel relinquished coverage of the sport to the BBC following the dramatic 2008 finale in Brazil.

“I’m delighted to announce that I am joining the BBC Radio 5 Live team as F1 correspondent and lead commentator this season. James Allen says in his official site – jamesallenonf1.com.”

“I’m really happy about this; 5 live is the default setting on my radio at home and in the car, it’s a great institution and I’m proud to be part of it. Anyone who has followed my career knows I love a challenge; whether it’s taking over from Murray Walker, setting up this website, or creating the first F1 fans forums.”

“I’ve never done radio before and I’m really looking forward to adapting to a new medium. This is a time of significant change in our industry and I see great opportunity here, thanks to the unique place Radio 5 Live has in this sport. Readers can be reassured that nothing will change in terms of the coverage here on JA on F1. I’ll still be providing insights into the news and goings on in F1. We have some great plans for 2012.”

“UK readers wishing to hear the 5 Live F1 output can tune in to the radio station or access the audio online via the 5 Live website”


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