F1 » BBC poised to reveal F1 line-up as Legard confirms exit


The BBC is understood to be on the verge of officially unveiling its 2011 commentary line-up, after Jonathan Legard confirmed his departure via Twitter

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Oli - Unregistered

January 11, 2011 12:35 PM

I won't shed any tears for Legard, but please not DC and Brundle!

F1 needs a regular commentator to give it the chat, do the introductions, get their voice all excited at the start etc.

I just can't imagine DC or Brundle getting the excited when something dramatic happens. These are two guys who drove on the edge for years at the top level, one small mistake from having a major accident. Trained to remain calm!

I'll have to make sure I have a comfy pillow when Bahrain starts. Zzzzzzzzzzzz

Si - Unregistered

January 11, 2011 12:42 PM

It would be very odd to have two drivers commentating , Surely even the BBC can see that , They have much more suitable people already on the team ( radio and tv ) who would fit in much better , Leave DC where he is . .

Taz - Unregistered

January 11, 2011 12:42 PM

@Oli

Well borehrain would be due even with Murray at his animated best shouting at us.

They should be plenty of sarcasim but much as I liked DC in his pundit role I can't see this working, still good luck to them. Problem is DC and brundle agree on most things so you might not get many contrasting view points...also if we only have EJ's ramblings pre and post race....god help us.

Taz - Unregistered

January 11, 2011 12:42 PM

@Oli

Well borehrain would be boring even with Murray at his animated best shouting at us.

Their should be plenty of sarcasim but much as I liked DC in his pundit role I can't see this working, still good luck to them though. Problem is DC and brundle agree on most things so you might not get many contrasting view points...also if we only have EJ's ramblings pre and post race....god help us.

James Montgomery

January 11, 2011 12:44 PM

@ Oli, you will need the pillows anyway as Bahrain is a snooze-fest :P

Not quite sure though... Brundle has got very excited with matters in the past and was much better than say... Jonathan Palmer... however that is where I see DC ending up.. he suits his role fine but fear that this new line-up, while we will be informed with millions of facts from race to race... may lack the energy all around... just about the only good thing about Legard was his enthusiasum... shame he talked about as much sense as a drunk.

If I was incharge of BBC, Brundle stay in his current role, either bring Ben Edwards or David Croft to replace Legard! Or... John Watson? He wasn't afraid to speak his mind without a mono-tone!

Really? - Unregistered

January 12, 2011 3:38 PM

Shame the BBC don't do the same with their MotoGP commentary team and give them the push too.

Bet they've had more compaints about them than they did JL!

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