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2010 Formula 1 on the BBC

BBC F1 team, from left: Jonathan Legard, Martin Brundle, Eddie Jordan, Jake Humphrey, David Coulthard, Lee McKenzie, Ted Kravitz

Live Formula 1 racing action returns to the BBC on 12 March when the 2010 season kicks off in Bahrain. Once again the BBC will bring every piece of the action both on and off the track with comprehensive coverage across TV, radio, online, red button and mobile.

2010 looks set to be one of the most exciting seasons yet with World Champions from the last two years – Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton – driving as team mates in McLaren and F1 legend Michael Schumacher returning to the track for Mercedes.

Plus, there are new teams, new rules and new venues to add into the mix.

The BBC TV presentation team returns with anchor Jake Humphrey joined by Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard as expert pundits.

Commentary comes courtesy of Martin Brundle and Jonathan Legard with reporters Lee McKenzie and Ted Kravitz bringing all the interviews and action from the pits.

Plus the legendary F1 voice Murray Walker is once again part of the team with online blogs/reports at regular intervals during the season.

The BBC Radio 5 Live commentary team is led by David Croft alongside Formula 1 driver Anthony Davidson, providing a driver's perspective to events, and pit lane reporter Holly Samos with all the news and reaction as it happens.

The BBC's Head of Formula 1 Ben Gallop says: "We're delighted with the way 2009 went and we can't wait for the 2010 season to start.

"The BBC Sport team will once again be bringing great coverage across all our platforms, meaning F1 fans can follow the action and interact wherever they are, whenever they want.

"We're proud to offer our audiences the opportunity to follow the great stories and share all the excitement of this fantastic sport."

TV Coverage

Live coverage of every qualifying session and all 19 races live on BBC One [1]:

  • All races and qualifying sessions that finish before 10.00am to have full repeat on terrestrial TV later in the day
  • One-hour evening highlights programme on BBC Three

BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra

Live commentary of every race plus:

  • Coverage of all the stories as they break plus big name interviews from the drivers, owners and personalities
  • 5 Live Formula 1 on 5 Live Sport every Friday night prior to a race, previewing all the action with expert analysis and the latest news from the track
  • Coverage of practice and qualifying sessions
  • Chequered Flag podcast available to download at with expert analysis and reaction from the circuit

BBC Radio 5 Live's Formula 1 coverage is produced by USP Content.

You can listen to 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra via DAB digital radio, Digital TV and online at; 5 Live is also on 693 & 909 MW.

BBC Red Button

Live coverage of all on-track sessions including practice sessions plus the following options:

  • Network feed with choice of commentary from 5 Live or TV for qualifying and Grands Prix
  • In-car camera feed and leaderboard
  • Rolling highlights
  • Coverage of Friday and Saturday practice sessions
  • Up to an hour of analysis on the red button immediately after all races with Jake Humphrey, David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan and Martin Brundle. Viewers are invited to e-mail/text in, ask questions and interact

BBC Sport Website

Live video streaming of all on-track sessions, including:

  • Network TV feed with choice of commentary from 5 Live or TV
  • Option to choose a high-quality video stream
  • In-car camera feed
  • Rolling highlights
  • Jake Humphrey, David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan and Martin Brundle provide up to an hour of analysis available immediately after all races, with viewers invited to e-mail/text in, ask questions and interact

Editorial coverage to include:

  • Latest leaderboard
  • Full statistics from all on-track sessions
  • Distinctive live text commentary
  • News stories
  • Martin Brundle, Mark Webber, Mark Hughes, Ted Kravitz and Lee McKenzie columns
  • Blogs by Jonathan Legard, Jake Humphrey and journalists Andrew Benson and Sarah Holt
  • Murray Walker regular post-race video summary and Q&A
  • Interactive world venue map and circuit guides, including animated laps of tracks
  • Driver and team profiles
  • Chequered Flag podcast available to download at

The BBC has a five year deal to broadcast F1, which runs from 2009 to 2013 inclusive, and includes exclusive rights to TV, radio, full broadband and mobile.

Notes to Editors

[1] Please note: all broadcast details subject to change, including accommodation of the General Election.


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