F1: Davidson switches to BBC commentary role

By LJ Hutchins

CalendarTuesday, February 24th, 2009

 
 

Former Honda and Super Aguri driver Anthony Davidson is to move into a full-time commentary role for 2009, according to an announcement made today.

Anthony Davidson and Murray Walker at a Honda open day in 2007. Both will be involved in the BBC's F1 coverage next season.

Anthony Davidson and Murray Walker at a Honda open day in 2007. Both will be involved in the BBC's F1 coverage next season.

The BBC, due to take over Formula One coverage from ITV this year, has revealed its plans – which include an expert analyst role for Davidson on Radio Five Live alongside commentator David Croft and pitlane reporter Holly Samos.

Davidson has filled the summariser role as a guest on several previous occasions and has generally received a very positive response to his efforts.

However his fans will be disappointed to see him switching to a commentary role at the comparatively young age of 29 and never really having had the chance to make an impression on the sport.

2 responses to “F1: Davidson switches to BBC commentary role”:

  1. Keith Collantine Says:

    February 24th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Davidson’s a fine driver, and he deserves a proper shot at F1. At the very least I was hoping he’d get picked up by an IndyCar team.

    He’s a decent commentator but I can’t pretend I’m happy at this news. He should be in a racing car this year.

  2. Andy Says:

    February 24th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I won’t say he’s as unlucky as, say, Justin Wilson – but if he hadn’t fallen off his bike and injured himself last year he’d have done the IRL Panther Racing test that went to Mike Conway instead. And Mike Conway has traded that in for a drive at Dreyer & Reinbold…

 
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