• Former Jordan technical director joins as analyst
• Changes forced after several members joined Sky
The BBC has unveiled a new-look Formula One presenting team for the 2012 season following the series of defections to Sky Sports.
The former Jordan technical director Gary Anderson joins as a technical analyst; Ben Edwards joins as a commentator, having previously worked for Eurosport; James Allen will become the lead commentator for Radio 5 live, and Jennie Gow is the pitlane reporter.
Jake Humphrey remains in place as the anchor, along with the chief analyst Eddie Jordan and co-commentator David Coulthard.
The changes were forced after several of last season’s line-up were poached by Sky to front its coverage, including Martin Brundle and David Croft.
The BBC’s head of Formula One, Ben Gallop, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Ben, James, Gary and Jennie to the BBC presentation team. They bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge, and huge passion for the sport which will help bring the season to life for our audiences on TV, radio and online.”