With Jake Humphrey’s departure from BBC F1, a replacement is needed. And after months of speculation, we can confirm that it’s not The Stig – as the coverage would be a bit, er, mute.
So without further ado, the new face of BBC F1 is (drum roll, please)… Suzi Perry.
If that name doesn’t ring a bell, you’ll know her from such TV programmes as Moto GP and The Gadget Show. Having presented the BBC’s coverage of the two-wheeled version of F1 for ten years, she knows her way round a paddock.
“Motorsport is my life and I’ve really missed being away from the grid,” Perry told BBC Sport.
“I am so excited to be joining the BBC. Working alongside such an eminent team and the F1 world is a huge honour and I can’t wait to get started.”
But there’s more! The Beeb has also confirmed that it’ll show ten races live including the British, Belgian, Italian and Brazilian Grands Prix. Unfortunately it won’t be showing the Monaco Grand Prix live, but you’ll be able to catch extended television highlights of the action from Monte Carlo and the other nine races that are not part of the BBC’s live TV coverage.
The first race is still more than three months away, so why don’t you repeatedly watch Stig lap our track in a Renault F1 caruntil the season debut on March 17?