SuperSport changes F1 commentary teams

Written by TVSA Team from the blog SuperSport on 10 Mar 2017
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If you're a Formula 1 fan who enjoys the race commentary on SuperSport, this will be unsettling news... it might be good, it might be bad, depending on how precious you are.

The companion voices of SuperSport's F1 coverage are going to change with the start of the 2017 season.

The Sky Sports team are replacing the Channel 4 team of Ben Edwards and David Coulthard, so it's going to be a jarring adjustment.

The Sky Sports team has some notable voices amongst them including former driver and stalwart commentator Martin Brundle, who brings a nostalgic tone.

The rest of the team consists of former Chief Technical Officer at Williams, Pat Symonds, former world champ and Williams driver Damon Hill, British racing driver Johnny Herbert, pit lane reporter Natalie Pinkham and Simon Lazenby, the lead commentator.

According to SuperSport, the coverage includes in-depth race build-ups from the team, so it appears that there's going to be a lot more inside access than there has been.

Previous race build-ups have featured discussions by (the ousted) Sasha Martinengo and the local SuperSport team, with the race starting immediately afterwards. The coverage will now feature a race build-up from within the action, which could be a positive addition if the Sky Sports team prove to be worthy companions.

The first race of the season starts in Melbourne on 26 March and all of the qualifiers and practice sessions will broadcast as usual.

A calendar of the season:

March 26: Melbourne, Australia
April 9: Shanghai, China
April 16: Bahrain, Bahrain
April 30: Sochi, Russia
May 14: Barcelona, Spain
May 28: Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 11: Montreal, Canada
June 25: Baku, Azerbaijan
July 9: Spielberg, Austria
July 16: Silverstone, United Kingdom
July 30: Budapest, Hungary
August 27: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
September 3: Monza, Italy
September 17: Singapore, Singapore
October 1: Sepang, Malaysia
October 8: Suzuka, Japan
October 22: Austin, USA
October 29: Mexico City, Mexico
November 12: Sao Paolo, Brazil
November 26: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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