Damon Hill joins Sky Sports F1

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Damon Hill joins Sky Sports F1

Former F1 driver Damon Hill will join Sky Sports for the 2012 Formula One season.

The 1996 F1 World Champion has been hired to provide expert analysis for the soon-to-launch dedicated Sky Sports Formula One channel.

Hill will be on air for ten – Australia, Bahrain, Monaco, Britain, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, India, USA and Brazil – of the scheduled twenty grands prix.

“The plans Sky Sports have for Formula 1 are very impressive, particularly the dedicated Formula 1 channel and I couldn’t resist becoming involved,” said Damon.

“There are so many reasons to be excited about the new season and I can’t wait to get started.”

Hill will Join a team of pundits that already includes [[Martin Brundle]] and [[Anthony Davidson]], commentator David Croft and pit-lane reporters [[Ted Kravitz]] and [[Natalie Pinkham]].

Executive Producer of Sky Sports F1, Martin Turner said: “Damon Hill is a British motor racing legend and has incredible Formula 1 knowledge and insight. He will provide our viewers with not just a driver’s eye view, but also that of a world champion. There aren’t many around and I’m delighted we’ll have Damon with us during the season.”

The channel will launch in early March, with exclusive live coverage of the Australian GP beginning on March 16.

Updated: Tuesday 17 January 2012