F1 » Brundle: You can't force commentary box chemistry

BBC F1's Martin Brundle reveals just what he believes makes for a good commentating pairing - and why he is convinced that he and fellow former grand prix star David Coulthard can 'get the job done' for Auntie in 2011

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Caligula - Unregistered

February 18, 2011 4:03 AM

This is a terrible idea, Coulthard has neither the voice or personality to do the job. He reminds me of Gordon Brown especially vocally, boring. The BBC will not listen though, F1 will get stuck with a commentary team the viewers can't stand similar too the awful moto gp team. In 5 years I have never seen anyone say a good word about them & despite this they are still in the job! Radio 5 for me too, & mute for moto gp. Whoever is making these decisions should go.

Buck Bundy

February 18, 2011 9:48 AM

I'm with A.S. on this one - I think Ben Edwards would have been ideal.

I hated James Allen and Legard wasn't much better, but I liked Brundle too much to go to Radio 5. Now Brundle will be in a different role in the box it might push me in the direction of Radio 5 - but I'll give them a fair trial first.

Alan D - Unregistered

February 18, 2011 10:18 AM

I wondered how much this situation was of Brundle's making. He must have realised that with every new season, his "expertise" became more and more out of date and it was only a matter of time before some TV executive decided to replace him with someone more recently out of F1. If he wanted to stay in broadcasting then he needed to move across to the big seat and so Legard had to go.

That may sound a bit ruthless, but Brundle is an ex-F1 driver, and you have to be pretty ruthless and have huge belief in yourself to get an F1 seat.

Snail - Unregistered

February 18, 2011 10:30 AM

I can't see this commentary team working very well.They will be too sanitised and PC and won't want upset any of their"mates" in the paddock.
Martin Brundle is very eloquent and informed..but increasingly boring and monotone. Much as i like David Coultard, he is not totally independent with his connections to Red Bull. We need someone with flair and style,but who else is capable?

Give them a chance! - Unregistered

February 18, 2011 12:14 PM

People really dont believe in giving them a chance before writing them off, do they?
In nearly every article about this commentary pairing, there is a mention of screen tests and chemistry. The BBC have obviously tried them out and are happy with the results, surely we should hear them in action before criticising them.

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