Coulthard confirmed for Channel 4 F1 role

David Coulthard will be part of Channel 4’s F1 commentary team in 2016, the broadcaster has confirmed.

C4’s coverage will be produced by Whisper Films, a company co-owned by Coulthard and former BBC F1 anchorman Jake Humphrey, opening up the obvious possibility of the latter becoming part of the new team. It’s understood that his contract to present football for BT Sport would allow him to double up.

Whisper won the deal after C4 conducted a tender process. The broadcaster also has a minority stake in Whisper, which it acquired last year.

A C4 statement noted: “As well as demonstrating significant innovation and creativity in their approach to producing Formula 1 coverage, included within Whisper Film’s winning pitch was the signing of a number of key production personnel and presenters with extensive experience in the sport. These include Mark Wilkin, the editor of the BBC’s award-winning F1 coverage, as programme editor.”

Coulthard said: “This is an exciting time for the sport and an exciting time for Whisper Films. The F1 World has been incredibly impressed with what Whisper has delivered over the last five years and Channel 4’s decision is testament to that. I’m looking forward to being part of an exciting new era for Formula One, with Whisper Films and our proven level of creativity and innovation very much at the heart of that.”

 

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8 responses to “Coulthard confirmed for Channel 4 F1 role

  1. Off Track

    Oh dear!

    Smart thing for C4 would have been to make Brundle an offer he can’t refuse. Double what sky pay him and they would double their own ratings.
    Strictly personal view: I was ready to pay the sky subscription just to get away from DC and Jordan and the other scotsman and the fat one.

    • uf1redster

      Suzi Perry isn’t fat. Even if she was it wouldn’t really have impact on her presenting.

    • DJ

      So go ahead and pay for that sky subscription, what does the above news change for you?
      Btw, pathetic comment on Lee McKenzie… (who btw is a way better interviewer than what you’ll get at sky)

  2. Mick

    Ch4 would do well with the whole BBC team except Suzi Perry & Eddie Jordan. Please don’t bring in Jake Humphrey though, he’s no better than Suzi Perry.

    • AJ

      Humphrey was a dull sycophant and Perry even worse. DC is meh, shame he still shake his RBR lovin. Only person I would like to see move from the Beeb coverage is Lee McKensie.

  3. Steve

    I for one are pleased about DC

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