Sky Sports are reportedly set to offer Martin Brundle a £1 million contract to become their lead commentator when they assume control of all live broadcasts of Grands Prix on their pay-per-view channels next year.
Former Grand Prix driver Brundle has been a mainstay in Formula 1 commentary since 1997, when he joined Murray Walker as his full-time ‘colour commentator’ with ITV.
Since then, he has partnered James Allen and Jonathan Legard, before stepping up to the role of lead commentator this year, with former F1 driver David Coulthard assuming Brundle’s old role.
With the BBC ceding their full-time broadcasting contract to Sky in a bid to curb expenses, it is not yet known if both channels (with the BBC set to broadcast just half of next year’s races live) will share the same commentary team.
“I’m still trying to understand the exact details of the Sky/BBC deal,” the 52-year-old is quoted as saying by The Daily Mail. “I can’t make any decision until then.”
[Original image via GP Update]