FIA race steward and former F1 driver Johnny Herbert will provide expert analysis for Sky Sports F1 at the next five grand's prix, it has been confirmed.

As part of the deal, which will see him involved in the live coverage of the races from Barcelona, Monaco, Montreal, Valencia and Silverstone, where he achieved his first F1 win in 1995, he will also appear on the F1 Show with Georgie Thompson and Ted Kravitz.

Herbert, who won three races in F1 and achieved seven podium finishes in a career spanning eleven years, fulfilled his role as an FIA steward for the first two races of this 2012 season before joining Sky Sports F1 for the Chinese Grand Prix to provide expert analysis alongside Martin Brundle.

"I've been involved with F1 for over two decades, so I'm really enjoying sharing my insights and experiences with Sky Sports F1 viewers in live coverage, build-up, analysis and of course the innovative new F1 Show," Herbert said.

"Four races in, this championship is the closest I've ever seen since I've been involved with F1, so we can look forward to even more excting racing as the drivers and teams battle to find an edge over one another. I can't wait."

Sky Sports Executive Producer for F1, Martin Turner, added: "Johnny's invaluable expert opinions form a core part of the F1 Show, and we're delighted to confirm his input for the next five races.

"His in-depth steward's knowledge of the rules and regulations of this intricate sport, on the back of his own fantastic career as an F1 driver, mean he's fast become a favourite with viewers and a key member of the Sky Sports F1 HD team."