Looks like Charles Pic will not be the only rookie in the pitlane next season.
With Brundle, Croft, Davidson, Pinkham, Kravitz et all, holding out their hands for Sky's twenty pieces of silver, the BBC will have to send a crew of three (DC,Jake & Eddie) to 20 races next year. Looks like Ms Barbara Slater will have to have a bit of a recruitment drive if, as she claimed, the standard of the BBC coverage will not be lowered.
Any of you petrolheads out there want a job. Apply now to: Ms Barbara (I detest sport, especially if men enjoy it) Slater. BBC, Salford Quays, Manchester, Up North somewhere near Old Trafford. Availability to travel to Manchester every other week and dub commentary over pictures copied from Sky F1.
Of course there is one perfect solution. Jeremy Clarkson as commentator, James May in the pits explaining how things work, Richard Hammond as chief chatter upper and Sir Terry Wogan to be chief summariser.
"If you see a gap and you do not go for it, then you are no longer a racing driver"