Channel 4 F1 lineup announced: Steve Jones to host; Wolff, Webber and Jordan join the team

The new Channel 4 F1 lineup features many a familiar face, as well as some new ones

 

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Murray Walker, Nic Hamilton, Ben Edwards, Mark Webber, Susie Wolff, David Coulthard, Steve Jones, Karun Chandhok, Lee McKenzie, Eddie Jordan, Bruno Senna and Alain Prost. Courtesy of Channel 4

The full Channel 4 F1 presenting line-up was announced today, with former X Factor USA presenter Steve Jones confirmed as lead anchor alongside previously confirmed David Coulthard.

Channel 4 have opted to have a rota of expert pundits, feature a number of Formula One stars.

Eddie Jordan is the surprise signing, having thought to be out of the running after being announced as part of the Top Gear bumper-lineup. He will appear at select live races throughout the year.

Mark Webber and Susie Wolff join the team as expert analysts. Wolff retired from motorsport at the Race of Champions last November and also competed in DTM and Formula Renault. She recently launched her own initiative with the MSA, Dare to Be Different, aimed at inspiring more women to get in motorsport.

Webber left Formula One to race in WEC, and last year won the Championship alongside Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard.

David will be joined in the commentary box by his former BBC co-commentator, Ben Edwards. Pitlane-stalwart Lee McKenzie will return to grill the drivers pre- and post-race in her signature style, while Murray Walker will also be interviewing the drivers over the course of the season.

Karun Chandhok will make his debut as the technical expert for Channel 4, while four-time World Champion Alain Prost will join as a special expert for some races.

Current Formula E driver Bruno Senna, British Touring Car driver Nic Hamilton and World Touring Car driver Alex Zanardi are also part of the wider presenting team.

Channel 4 will show 10 races live this year, the first of which will be Bahrain on 3rd April. Extended highlights will be broadcast for the remaining 11 races, including the season-opener Australian Grand Prix.

They recently confirmed that Fleetwood Mac’s iconic ‘The Chain’ would feature in the opening titles, which will be bespoke for each race.

All live races will be broadcast without ad breaks during the race, as well as practice and qualifying sessions.

What do you think of the Channel 4 line-up? 

Formula One returns on 20th March with the Australian Grand Prix.

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