Saturday, 22 December 2012 12:47
The British broadcaster has announced that Suzi Perry, its former presenter of the MotoGP championship, will replace Jake Humphrey, who is moving to host BT Vision's premier league football.
Following a decade of presenting the MotoGP show, Perry is delighted to host the publicly funded broadcaster's Formula 1 programme next year.
"Motorsport is my life and I've really missed being away from the grid. 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," said Perry.
As in 2012, the BBC has confirmed 10 Formula One races will be broadcast live next year, the Chinese, Spanish, Canadian, British, Belgian, Italian, Japanese, Indian, Brazilian and whichever race is scheduled to fill the 21st of July opening.
The Beeb will not screen the opening two races in Australia and Malaysia, nor will the Monaco Grand Prix be shown live, however, there will be extended television highlights of the action from Monte Carlo.