Craig Slater & Rachel Brookes
For the 2014 season, Sky Sports News HD has commissioned two dedicated reporters - Rachel Brookes and Craig Slater - to work amongst the teams as the sport traverses all corners of the globe.
Entirely dedicated to F1, Rachel and Craig will provide breaking-news updates from the pinnacle of motor-racing and explain the latest intricacies of the most complicated sport on the planet.
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For the 2012 Formula 1 season, Sky Sports News HD will be providing the the ultimate news service for F1 fans, with two embedded reporters following the sport and on-air coverage for up to six days broadcast from the venue of every Grand Prix.
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To bring F1 fans the very latest news, interviews and insider scoops, the station has commissioned two dedicated reporters - Rachel Brookes and Craig Slater - to work amongst the teams and provide breaking-news updates from the pinnacle of motor-racing and explain the latest intricacies of the most complicated sport on the planet.
In what sounds like manna from heaven for F1 aficionados, either Rachel or Craig will broadcast for up to six days from each Grand Prix venue, with their live-to-air on-site reports beginning each Tuesday and running through the week to post-race reaction.
"This is the ultimate news service for F1," enthused Andy Cairns, Sky Sports News HD's Executive Editor as his channel announced their groundbreaking plans.
"Our reporters will be trackside and in the Sky Sports News HD studio ensuring viewers are always up to date with what's happening on and off the track.
"And viewers with iPads will be able to follow our F1 coverage wherever they happen to be via the new Sky Sports News app which features on-demand video, the latest news and interviews, data as well as Sky Sports News itself."
Meet the Team
Martin was actually being modest when he reflected "my motor racing career turns out to have been a fact-finding mission for my TV work". Modest because his F1 career deserves greater recognition than that wry dismissal. And modest because his TV work requires no introduction. He truly is the voice of F1.
There aren't many sports commentators who are instantly identifiable by their nickname, but 'Crofty' is certainly one. A sports broadcaster throughout his working life, the acclaim David received during his stint as Five Live's F1 commentator made him the obvious choice to be Sky Sports F1's lead commentator.
Despite still being professionally active in as a driver, Anthony is already flourishing in his second working life as a F1 analyst. It's a balancing act he has long been familiar with - Anthony's commentary debut in 2006 occurred four years after his first grand prix and two years before what proved to be his last GP.
Harnessing the respected experience of a three-times GP winner with an infectiously-popular colourful and charismatic personality, Johnny has established himself as a leading member of the Sky Sports F1 team since forging a new motorsport career behind the microphone, impressing both as a regular expert pundit as well as an occasional co-commentator.
A former World Champion and BRDC President , Damon Hill is uniquely well-qualified to speak on F1. But it's arguably his 'likeability' which makes him such a valued pundit. Retiring from the cockpit in 1999, Damon now moves behind the the mic and his affable nature is sure to go down just as well.
Don't be fooled by the glamorous good looks. A self-confessed adrenaline junkie and political activist, the ever-active Natalie combines her love of sports with charity campaigning and supporting grass-roots initiatives whilst also finding time writing on health and travel, presenting, and, of course, reporting on F1.
A renowned pit-lane reporter, Ted's insights into strategy and the sport's secrets have made his on-the-spot updates essential listening. Able to articulate complex intricacies in layman's terms, Ted's skill is to speak to F1 aficionados in a way that all members of the audience can comprehend and relish.
A recruit to Sky Sports in 1998, Simon has defied his relative youth to pack in a lifetime of experience in presenting live sport ever since. Already known to viewers for his work on cricket, golf and Sky Sports News, Simon's relentless but envious task is to present every session from every grand prix.
For 2014, Sky Sports News HD has two dedicated reporters - Rachel Brookes and Craig Slater - to work amongst the teams as the sport traverses all corners of the globe. Entirely dedicated to F1, Rachel and Craig will provide breaking news updates and explore the latest intricacies of the world's complicated sport.
Launched in March 2012, Sky Sports F1 HD is a channel entirely dedicated to the fastest sport on the planet and the challenge of taking F1 broadcasting to a new level of excellence. For the assembled cast of experts, the challenge will be to provide a script worthy of the setting.