F1 »

Brundle plays down Sky reports

Martin Brundle denies signing a deal with Sky for the 2012 F1 season
Martin Brundle has denied reports that he is ready to sign a deal with Sky to form part of its commentary team for the 2012 F1 season despite admitting that he does have an offer on the table from the broadcaster.

Brundle revealed to his Twitter followers prior to the weekend that he would be commentating on the sport again next season and had offers from both Sky and his current employers the BBC.

A report in the Daily Telegraph claimed that Brundle was now close to agreeing a deal to join Sky for next season, when the satellite broadcaster will show live coverage of every race on the calendar – with just ten remaining live on free-to-air.

The report suggested that Brundle could put pen-to-paper on a £1 million deal with Sky yesterday [Monday], but the former racer insisted that nothing has yet been agreed in regards to his future.

“Telegraph was wrong,” he said on Monday evening. “I didn't sign £1m Sky contract today. Calmly working through it, will end up doing what satisfies me most professionally.”

The Telegraph report had suggested that Brundle would return to a co-commentary role with Sky, with current 5Live commentator David Croft taking up the main commentary role – although he too has denied any kind of deal being in place.

“Lots of tweets today following the story in the Telegraph,” he wrote on his Twitter account. “Honestly folks, I've nothing to tell you but thanks for the comments, all of them.”

Tagged as: BBC , 2012 , Martin Brundle , Brundle , Sky , David Croft

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Grand Prix Concert. Tony Jardine, Martin Brundle and Jake Humphrey
09.10.2016 - Race, Marc Gene (ESP), Test Driver Scuderia Ferrari, Federica Masolin, Sky and Jacques Villeneuve (CAN)
01.10.2016 - Qualifying, Mark Webber (AUS) and David Coulthard (GBR)
01.10.2016 - David Coulthard (GBR)
01.10.2016 - Federica Masolin, Sky and Davide Valsecchi (ITA), Sky TV
01.10.2016 - Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Ferrari reserve driver, Federica Masolin, Sky and Davide Valsecchi (ITA), Sky TV
04.09.2016 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB12 and David Coulthard (GBR)
04.09.2016 - Federica Masolin, Sky
04.09.2016 - (L-R) Federica Masolin, Sky and Davide Valsecchi (ITA), Sky TV
03.09.2016 - Free Practice 3, Marc Gene (ESP), Test Driver Scuderia Ferrari and Federica Masolin, Sky
01.09.2016 - Champion Football Charity Cup, Max Verstappen (NED)  and Jolyon Palmer (GBR) and David Trezeguet (FRA)
David Coulthard, Rothmans Williams, 1994 Spanish GP [Credit: Crash PA]
30.07.2016 - Mick Schumacher (GER) son of Michael Schumacher (GER) and David Coulthard (GBR)
28.07.2016 - Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H with Giorgia Cardinaletti (ITA), RAI TV and Mara Sangiorgio (ITA), Sky TV (L-R)
Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari and David Coulthard (GBR) Red Bull Racing
21.07.2016 - Davide Valsecchi (ITA), Sky TV, Federica Masolin, Sky and Roberto Chinchero (ITA), Sky TV
Martin Brundle (GBR)
Martin Brundle (GBR)

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

Caroline - Unregistered

October 25, 2011 11:13 AM

@Free F1 You just need ... Freesat dish, a little arm that sticks out with a 2nd LNB on it pointing 19.2 degrees east, some cable and a switch box ... Mine was done several years ago on a big dish, I have 4 LNBs, and that cost 25 quid, so maybe 60 now. Brundle has a choice, the big Sky money and the same amount of viewers that watch free practice on the BBC, or BBC money and 5 million viewers and his name and reputation intact.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.