David Croft

David Croft

Commentator

Biography

There aren't many sports commentators who are instantly identifiable by their nickname, but 'Crofty' is certainly one.

A sports commentator throughout his working life, the popular and critical acclaim David received during his five-year stint as Radio Five Live's F1 commentator made him the obvious choice for the role of lead commentator on Sky Sports F1.

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Versatility is a necessary attribute for any sports broadcaster and something that can occasionally produce the unlikeliest of combinations. For example, besides a shared penchant for garish primary-coloured clothing, there appears little crossover between the worlds of Formula 1 and professional darts. However, one man bestrides these otherwise mutually-exclusive pursuits like a colossus. That man is David Croft.

Universally known as 'Crofty', David joined Sky Sports F1 in 2011 having deployed his distinctive tones to critical acclaim as BBC Radio 5 Live's F1 commentator for the previous six years. Combining wit and accessibility with colourful statistical and anecdotal knowhow, Crofty's partnership with ex-F1 driver Anthony Davidson quickly gained a cult following among F1 aficionados.

Yet very much a man for all sports, David is just as happy - and articulate - waxing lyrical about a 167 checkout as he is enthusing over a Sebastian Vettel flying lap or debating the latest controversy to have enveloped football.

The regular host of a midweek all-sports radio show, David has also commentated on World Cup football, boxing, and the Olympic Games.

However, there's no disguising that, as in 2012, Formula 1 will be David's First Among Equals of sports throughout 2013. Lead commentator for Sky Sports F1, he'll be covering every session from every race, making him, even without any additional extra-curricular activity, one of the busiest broadcasters in sport.

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