Channel 4’s Ben Edwards to step down as Formula One commentator

Channel 4’s Ben Edwards to step down as Formula One commentator

Channel 4’s lead Formula One commentator Ben Edwards has announced he is to step down at the end of the season.

Ben has been with the network for 4 years in a career that has spanned 25 years.

His F1 career began in 1995 with Eurosport, before joining the BBC team in 2011 and then continued with Channel 4 when it took over the F1 broadcast rights from 2016 onwards.

“Commentating on F1 for the last nine years has been a real privilege, but it’s time for me to step back from the front line of such an intense world and take a wider perspective on motorsport and life.” said Ben.

“Working with DC, Steve and the C4 crew has been incredibly rewarding and I wish them all the best. I’ll be tuning in!”

Throughout the last nine years, Ben has worked alongside 13-times Grand Prix winner David Coulthard in the commentary box.

David added: “Ben is first and foremost in my eyes a racer, combine that with an attention to detail and encyclopaedic knowledge of Formula 1 and what you have is an individual who is unique in his broadcasting role.

“I consider it one of the many privileges I have enjoyed during my time in motorsport that I had the opportunity to spend nine years standing beside Ben in the commentary box.”

The new lead commentator for Channel 4 in 2021 will be announced in due course.

Posted in on Wednesday 11 November 2020
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