A doyen of sports presenters, Steve Rider is the embodiment of the phrase 'been there, done that'.
His thirty years in the industry has encompassed anchoring coverage from both the football and rugby union World Cups - often whilst also working concurrently on F1 programmes from around the world.
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Steve Rider's arrival to present the GP Legends series means that Sky Sports F1 will have one of the country's most familiar, experienced and versatile sports broadcasters on board.
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His CV is, to say the least, impressive. Having started out as a newspaper reporter in his native south-east London, Steve has covered everything from the University Boat Race to the Olympic Games to rugby league for both the BBC and ITV.
Rising to prominence in the 1980s as a presenter of the BBC's iconic Grandstand and Sportsnight programmes, Rider has, in more recent years, fronted ITV's football and BTCC coverage and did the same during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
However, his unruffled approach has arguably become most synonymous down the years with golf and motorsport.
Steve first presented golf in the early days of Channel 4 but it was his move to the BBC that led him to the majors - and a pre-eminence for those tuning in on a Sunday night every April to watch the unfolding dramas at Augusta National.
But his face became just as familiar to fans of a more frenetic form of action at much the same time - and in many different categories. Inevitably, though, it was F1 that drew the lion's share of attention and Rider was on hand at the start of the 1990s when the BBC ramped up its live coverage of qualifying and races.
He performed the same role for ITV between 2006 and 2008 but Steve's first exposure to F1 actually came when working for Anglia Television back in 1978 - the year that Mario Andretti and Norfolk-based Lotus won the drivers' and constructors' titles.
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.