Wow – that is a big shame. His commentary has consistently been vibrant – so alive to and an iconic articulate. And some hilarious moments too, particularly the time when he and DC had been commentating on the Vettel v Hamilton moment in Bahrain final year!
E: the rotund statement right here, for folk that need it: https://www.narrate.tv/news/c4f1-credits-ben-edwards-as-he-broadcasts-leaving-formula-one
Components One commentator Ben Edwards broadcasts at the present time that he’ll be stepping down from his C4F1 lead commentary divulge at the end of the 2020 season.
A dilapidated racer, Ben has been a large section of the terrestrial UK F1 Team since becoming a member of at the end of 2011. While his F1 profession started in 1995 with Eurosport, he joined the BBC physique of workers in 2011 after which persisted with Channel 4 when it took over the F1 broadcast rights from 2016 onwards.
For the length of the final 9 years, Ben has labored alongside 13-times Substantial Prix winner David Coulthard in the commentary field. He has commentated on every Substantial Prix since the launch up of the 2012 season, guiding viewers though two Sebastian Vettel Championships (’12, ’13), one Nico Rosberg (’16) and 6 for Lewis Hamilton (’14, ’15, ’17, ’18, ’19, ’20).
Producing an air of peaceable self assurance, Ben’s commentary is both educated and insightful, driven by an ingrained esteem for the sport and huge admiration for these participating in it.
His resolution modified into once totally deepest and made after careful consideration.
Ben talked about: “Commentating on F1 for the final 9 years has been an staunch privilege, nonetheless it completely’s time for me to step motivate from the entrance line of such an intense world and consume a worthy wider level of view on motorsport and lifestyles. Working with DC, Steve and the C4 crew has been incredibly rewarding and I wish them your entire totally. I’ll be tuning in!”
C4F1 Co-commentator David Coulthard talked about: “Ben is firstly in my eyes a racer, combine that with an consideration to detail and encyclopaedic records of Components 1 and what you be pleased is an particular particular person that’s uncommon in his broadcasting feature. I put in mind it one of the most quite about a privileges I even be pleased loved for the length of my time in motorsport that I had the chance to spend 9 years standing beside Ben in the commentary field.”
Pete Andrews, Head of Sport, Channel 4 talked about: “Ben has been an unprecedented commentator in his time at Channel 4 and we’re going to have the flexibility to miss his professional judgement and timing. It’s a rare art work safe to be capable to present a take to the printed with both subtly and panache and I do know that Channel 4 viewers will seemingly be as unhappy as we’re to hear that he’ll be leaving.”
Reveal has produced Components One for Channel 4 since it took over the rights in 2016.
Sunil Patel, Reveal CEO commented: “Ben’s trend is inconspicuous excellence. He is aware of precisely when to inject enthusiasm, when to amass motivate and when to let the brilliance of F1 discuss for itself. Producing with his commentary modified into once consistently a satisfaction, there are such heaps of gargantuan lines to amass from; he delivers precisely the pleasing thing at the pleasing time. Mountainous shoes to have faith exiguous doubt, nonetheless we’re going to have the flexibility to amass smartly and preserve our pleasing presentation line up for C4F1.”
The original lead commentator for C4F1 2021 will seemingly be announced in the raze.