Gary Anderson joins BBC line-up for 2012 Formula 1 season

The BBC has announced that former Jordan technical director Gary Anderson will join its commentary line-up for the 2012 Formula 1 season

Gary Anderson joins BBC line-up for 2012 Formula 1 season

Anderson joins the network as technical analyst, "providing insight from the pitlane on all the latest developments in strategy and technology from the team garages."

The BBC has also confirmed that James Allen will become the lead commentator for Radio 5 live, with Jennie Gow announced as pitlane reporter.

As announced earlier this year, Jake Humphrey will once again lead the BBC's coverage on television, with Ben Edwards acting as a commentator.

"We're delighted to welcome Ben, James, Gary and Jennie to the BBC presentation team," said the BBC's Head of Formula 1 Ben Gallop.

"They bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge, and huge passion for the sport which will help bring the season to life for our audiences on TV, radio and online."

Allen added: "I'm really happy. 5 live is the default setting on my radio at home and in the car, it's a great institution and I'm proud to be part of it.

"Anyone who has followed my career knows I love a challenge. This is a time of change in our industry and I see great opportunity here, thanks to the unique place Radio 5 live has in this sport."

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