(Original post by Marc Fiorano)
Yep Brundle's commentary is unrivalled tbh. He is so intuitive and knows what's going on so quickly. I think his sharp eye has been particularly useful this year with the busy starts, so much going on but he still rightly guesses the incidents.
Herbert is funny, I prefer him to Hill. McNish is awesome too, maybe it's his strong scottish accent or something but he has a really exciting way of commentating. He's also very good at explaining the technical aspect of driving.
ITV and BBC completely failed to make use of Ted "I'm here at the McLaren garage" Kravitz. Nice to see him finally have a proper front role, I think he's good at incorporating the sensationalist/conspiracy/drama side of F1, especially when he commentates live during pitstops.
That is a on going joke between me and my mates. Ted "im down at red bull" Kravitz. He is very good at his job though
Martin Brundle is beginning to get on my wick a bit - ever since he got lead commentator last year, it just seems as though his ego has gone through the roof as an "almost celebrity".
And Sky is okay, I mean I'm not outright offended by their coverage - I just find their coverage not to be much different to terrestrial telly's, which is what they promised to be. I just find the BBC a bit more down to earth - yeah, it has its bias, and yeah, EJ actually thinks that the Valencian circuit is what caused all the drama, but it just seems friendly there. And Ben Edwards is brilliant and it's great to see him commentating live on F1 races again. It's just a shame Bernie is adamant about kicking another sport into pay per view telly only which I completely disagree with.
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I watch the BBC coverage when they do the live races mainly out of convienience as I only have Sky Go and it saves plugging in the laptop into the TV. I must say I still prefer the BBC's pre/post show coverage but Skys commentary. Skys pre/post show is just so dull, its got the tone of a news programme -informative but depressing, Herbert is alright, but I don't like Simon Lazenby or Georgie Thompson. As far as commentary goes I prefer Brundle/Crofty to Edwards/Coulthard and I much prefer Ted Kravitz to Gary Anderson.