F1 » Brundle: No personality clash with Legard


BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle has spoken out to rubbish rumours that he endured a difficult relationship with Jonathan Legard over the past two seasons - even though many believe he forced the former Radio 5 Live man out of his job...

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John - Unregistered

January 19, 2011 11:12 AM

DOES THIS MEAN WE DONT HAVE TO BEAR THE EMBARRASSMENT OF HIM BARGING HIS WAY AROUND THE GRID. IF IT WAS NOT LIVE TV, I THINK HE WOULD HAVE GOT A THUMP BY NOW.

Alexx - Unregistered

January 19, 2011 1:37 PM

There was never a clash, but also never any spark or chemistry.

With Murray & James Hunt, there was lots of spark and passion but also personality clashes.

Maybe Brundle's nemisis should have been given the role!

CommodoreS

January 19, 2011 2:38 PM

In Aust we had James Allen involved in the pre race
show together with our Aust commentators then straight to the race.

It was very rare that we heard any banter from D.C/Jake Humphries or Eddie.

We see no practice and the qualifying is limited to just that. Little time for info either side

smiley

January 19, 2011 3:44 PM

The placement of David Coulthard for the BBC F1 coverage is an excellent choice and the BBC are to be applauded, as an ex successful F1 driver he brings an additional strength as co-presenter, I have felt that the BBC have missed out in the past in not engaging Damon Hill in a similar role, this may have been offered but due to his other commitments he may not have been able to take up the position on a full time basis, our loss.
As regards to the comments made about Martin Brundle track side manners, Martin is a go getter and was the ideal person for that task, if he had not pushed himself in on occasions whilst appearing a little rude at times it was the only way to achieve the results in the short time allowed on the grid, otherwise we would have had voids in dialogue, if he is replaced in this position I wish his successor every success.
2011 is going to be a great year for F1 with the current and many ex F1 champions, we can look forward to the closest finish ever, sit back and e

andrew.

January 19, 2011 6:27 PM

I doubt there was a clash of personality - Legard didn't have one.

The problem with Legard was he couldn't commentate. All he did was ask questions. Don't ask me what's going on tell me you fool!!!

Then there was the sentances getting louder and louder building up to some excitement, but there never was any excitement. Simple fact - Legard was worse than terrible at commentating on F1 - worse than James Allen, and that takes some beating.

Legard was quite possibly the worst commentator I have ever listened to on any sport.

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