How the Brundle, Coulthard team can work

How the Brundle, Coulthard team can work

From this year, there will two ex-F1 drivers side-by-side in the BBC commentary box, with Martin Brundle joined by David Coulthard. Despite some sceptics, Tony Dodgins reckons the duo could be a hit

The BBC has recently confirmed a badly kept secret, that Martin Brundle will perform the main F1 commentary role in 2011, with his mucker David Coulthard alongside him in the expert analyst role.

At AUTOSPORT's annual awards six weeks ago I had a conversation with a broadcasting man about the wisdom or otherwise of having two ex-drivers in the box rather than a 'trained' broadcaster/journalist main commentator with the driver as his foil. That, of course, was the format initiated so successfully between Murray Walker and James Hunt.

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