Jennie Gow is to present ITV’s coverage of the FIA Formula E Championship, it has been confirmed. The news also confirms that ITV will be adding their own pre and post race analysis to the World Feed coverage of the championship.
A post on Digital Spy Forums noted that ITV4 would be on air for Beijing, round one of championship on September 13th, from 08:00 to 10:30 with an hour of build up, which is a throwback to their Formula 1 coverage. Given that the World Feed coverage is only 90 minutes long, it appears that ITV will be having its own presentation team. I would expect them to take the World Feed commentary, however.
The next question then is whether Gow and the ITV Sport team is on site, I would expect it to be in London, but time will tell. I have to say that this is an interesting, surprising, but however a very pleasing development and shows ITV’s commitment to the series. I’m happy to see Gow get the role as well, much deserved in my opinion. Expert pundits are to be confirmed.
Speaking to ITV’s press office, Gow said: “I’m delighted and very proud to have been asked to lead ITV4’s coverage of Formula E – I’m a massive motorsport fan and I’m really excited about this brand new series. It’s great to be involved in a new chapter of motorsport history from the very beginning, and I can’t wait for the season to begin.”
Niall Sloane, ITV’s Director of Sport said: “It’s great news that Jennie has joined ITV4’s coverage of this innovative new series – which promises top-level racing with the iconic backdrops of some of the world’s most famous cities. The coverage of this series adds to the strength of ITV4’s motorsport portfolio.”
Gow will continue her Formula 1 commitments for BBC Radio 5 Live.