Bruno Senna will join the Sky Sports F1 line-up this coming season
Brazilian offering practice commentary and analysis at seven races
By Sky Sports Online. Last Updated: 07/03/14 12:01pm
Sky Sports award-winning coverage of Formula 1 will be boosted in 2014 as former F1 driver Bruno Senna joins the talent line-up.
Bruno will be part of Sky Sports F1's coverage at seven races this season: Malaysia, China, Hungary, Singapore, Russia, USA and Brazil. With his invaluable three seasons' experience as an F1 driver from 2010 to 2012, Bruno brings an insider's view of the paddock as well as an expert eye for technical detail.
Bruno will join David Croft in the commentary box during practice sessions and offer race analysis with the presentation team throughout the Grand Prix weekend. He will also make guest appearances on The F1 Show and operate the Skypad, analysing key moments of the race with drivers and colleagues past and present in the paddock.
Bruno Senna said: "I've worked with Sky Sports F1 from the other side of the microphone, and always been impressed with their dedication and creativity so I'm delighted to be joining the team. I'm particularly excited to get my hands on the touchscreen technology and I hope to reveal a few tricks of the trade but also show just how skilled these drivers are. The 2014 rules and regulations, driver changes and new circuits we're seeing this year promise for a fascinating season with everything to drive for - I can't wait to start."
Martin Turner, Sky Sports Executive Producer of F1, said: "We got to know Bruno in the paddock when he was driving, and I'm thrilled he's joining us - he'll make a brilliant addition to our team. His passion for the intricacies of F1 and knowledge as a recent F1 driver who's driven these tracks and raced these teams will make for fascinating viewing. With Anthony Davidson and Bruno manning the touchscreen and offering insight this season, we'll bring our viewers a unique perspective on what it's like to line up on the grid and race wheel to wheel with Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen and co."
In the 20th year since his uncle Ayrton's tragic death during the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Bruno will also appear in upcoming special programming on Sky Sports F1 to celebrate Ayrton Senna's life and career.