Ben Edwards is a commentator on Channel 4’s Formula One coverage
He has been commentating on Motorsport since retiring from a fledgling driving career and was most recently the BBC’s lead F1® commentator since 2012.
Ben first started out in motorsport as a mechanic for Formula Ford teams in 1982, before beginning a career as a racing driver. He won the first Formula First championship, a now defunct championship for new drivers, and went to become champion in Caterham-Vauxhall sports cars. He also took part in the Euro Vauxhall Lotus championship where he raced against the likes of his co-commentator David Coulthard and Mika Häkkinen.
In addition to his work on F1 with the BBC, Ben has voiced television coverage of Superleague Formula and the British Touring Car Championship and has worked for numerous broadcasters including Eurosport, ESPN, ITV and F1 Digital +.