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Channel 4 reveals expert F1 2016 presenting team

Channel 4 reveals expert F1 2016 presenting team

Channel 4 today unveiled its presenting team for the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship which celebrates the diversity of motor racing and includes some of the biggest legends in Formula 1.

The line-up includes experienced drivers David Coulthard, Mark Webber, Alain Prost, Alex Zanardi, Susie Wolff, Karun Chandhok, Eddie Jordan and Bruno Senna; alongside seasoned live presenters and journalists Steve Jones, Ben Edwards and Lee McKenzie.

13-times Grands Prix winner and experienced broadcaster, David Coulthard will be the lead expert analyst and commentator and will front Channel 4’s coverage at every Grand Prix of the season alongside consummate live presenter and lifetime F1 fan, Steve Jones.

Coulthard will be joined for Channel 4’s live races by expert analysts Mark Webber, whose career spans 12 seasons and nine Grands Prix wins, and Scottish racing driver Susie Wolff, who was until recently a Williams F1 test driver and in 2014 became the first woman in over 20 years to take part in a Grand Prix weekend.

Formula Asia Championship winner and former GP2 Series driver Karun Chandhok takes the role of Technical Analyst and will grill team bosses and engineers and commentate from the pit lane; with former BBC F1 team member Lee McKenzie as a reporter. Race commentary alongside Coulthard will be led by former-BBC and Eurosport team member, Ben Edwards.

A range of motorsport legends will be part of the wider presenting team across the 2016 World Championship season including: four-times F1 World Champion, Alain Prost; former racing driver, team boss and BBC analyst, Eddie Jordan; former F1, World Touring Car driver and gold-medal winning Paralympian Alex Zanardi; British Touring Car driver Nic Hamilton; and FIA Endurance Championship race driver and nephew of three-time F1 World Champion Ayrton Senna, Bruno Senna.

Additionally, one of the icons of motor sport on television, Murray Walker will give his unique insight into the world of F1 as he interviews some of the stars of the sport. And current Renault driver Jolyon Palmer who is embarking on his first year in F1, will provide his unique perspective from the race track with a regular column at channel4.com/f1.

Unveiling the new team, Channel 4’s Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt said: “This is the dream team – we’ve brought together the very best in screen and off screen talent to make Channel 4’s coverage unmissable.”

David Coulthard said: “I’m very proud to be a part of this exciting line up which will give F1 fans who choose to watch the most creative and innovative free-to-air coverage of the season a totally fresh perspective. This season promises to be the most competitive for years and viewers can look forward to extensive coverage of all the races, expert punditry, unrivalled paddock and pit access as well as exhilarating stunts and features throughout to bring the audience right into the heart of the race action.” (Source: Channel4/press)

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