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BBC F1 Commentary: Out with the Old, in with the Slightly Less Old

Providing a TV commentary on any sport must be extremely difficult, because it is so rarely done well. Football (soccer) commentators are an infuriating breed who seem compelled to constantly dredge up obscure and totally irrelevant statistics about the players and venue, on the lines of "he is the first Hartlepool defender to score in a second half at Wembly since Nobby Grimes in 1938." We F1 fans in the UK and the many countries that take the UK F1 feed have been cursed with some legendary oafs as commentators over the years. For many years we suffered the excited ramblings of Murray Walker, accompanied for a brief period by the peerless James Hunt, and in his later years by the informed Martin Brundle. After Walker's long-overdue retire...

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