Suzi Perry will present the BBC’s Formula 1 coverage from the start of the 2013 season, replacing Jake Humphrey.
Perry previously presented the BBC’s MotoGP coverage for 10 years, as well as presenting television programmes across entertainment, technology and travel, most notably the Gadget Show on Channel 5.
“Motorsport is my life and I’ve really missed being away from the grid,” said Perry.
“I am so excited to be joining the BBC. Working alongside such an eminent team and the F1 world is a huge honour and I can’t wait to get started.”
Ben Gallop, head of BBC F1, said: “She’ll bring real energy and years of experience to one of the biggest jobs in sports broadcasting.
“Her presenting ability, coupled with her love and knowledge of motorsport, make her an excellent addition.
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Jake Humphrey for his enormous contribution to the coverage over the last four years and we all wish him the best for the future.”
Humphrey, who presented the BBC’s Formula 1 coverage from the start of 2009, announced in September that he would leave at the end of the 2012 season to front BT Vision’s Premier League football coverage.
The rest of the BBC’s presentation team for 2013 will be confirmed in due course..