With practice over for this weekend’s European Grand Prix, there are a few movers and shakers to keep you informed of for the remainder of the weekend and at Silverstone.
On the Sky Sports side of things, Karun Chandhok is joining the team this weekend, starting with tonight’s The F1 Show with Georgie Thompson and Ted Kravitz. This is Chandhok’s second appearance I believe with the team having been on The F1 Show alongside Derek Warwick a few weekends back. Another person joining the team is former Sauber and BMW driver Nick Heidfeld, who will join Simon Lazenby, Johnny Herbert and Martin Brundle on Sunday. Allan McNish is the third driver with the team temporarily, McNish replacing the injured Anthony Davidson as viewers for practice today would have spotted.
BBC’s team meanwhile reverts back to the usual set-up after Jake Humphrey’s brief departure to cover Euro 2012. He was expected to stay out there, but the schedule means that he is able to cover Valencia in full. The move means that Tom Clarkson will probably not be covering this weekend for BBC and will only be with them for Germany and Hungary. For radio, Jonathan Legard replaces James Allen again for this weekend.
Looking ahead to Silverstone, and former McLaren mechanic Marc Priestley will be pitlane reporter for 5 Live. Priestley, who was with McLaren from 1999 to 2009 will be alongside Jennie Gow for the entire weekend. Also, it has been announced that the F1 Forum from Silverstone will take place on the main stage on Sunday after the race. So if you’re heading to the main stage after the race at Silverstone, you may just be caught on camera!
Thanks to Karun Chandhok and 5LiveF1 on Twitter for some of the information above.
UPDATE on 23rd June: Clarkson is actually still out there for BBC, as you can hear him interviewing Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel here.