W Series TV coverage line-up includes Coulthard, Kravitz, McKenzie

Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard, Sky F1's Ted Kravitz and F1 pitlane reporter Lee McKenzie will feature in Channel 4's coverage of the new all-female W Series in 2019

W Series TV coverage line-up includes Coulthard, Kravitz, McKenzie

Channel 4 announced last week that it would broadcast all six W Series races live and free-to-air in the championship's debut season, with coverage beginning with the opening round at Hockenheim this weekend.

McKenzie, who has worked on BBC and Channel 4 F1 coverage previously, will take on the role of lead presenter and anchor in the programming, which will include qualifying and encompass full race build-up.

Her BBC and C4 colleague Coulthard also acts as a W Series Advisory Board chairman and will take on the role as co-commentator, alongside Claire Cottingham - who has been announced as lead commentator.

Co-commentating duties will be shared with a range of further guest contributors, celebrities and motorsport personalities, set to be announced in due course.

Sky F1 pitlane reporter Kravitz will also act as a pitlane reporter for the W Series coverage, with each 30-minute sprint race broadcast live on a Saturday afternoon.

"All of us at W Series are delighted to have contracted such a superb team of TV talent," said W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir.

"DC is of course a household name - a Formula 1 winner 13 times - and is a brilliant co-commentator, delivering his lifetime's knowledge of a racing driver's craft informatively and entertainingly.

"Lee is a consummate TV anchor-presenter - intelligent and insightful yet possessed of a friendly and accessible on-screen manner.

"Ted is a legend - uniquely able to describe and explain racing tech and tactics in a digestible way - while we're delighted that W Series and Channel 4 will be bringing Claire's motorsport commentary skills to a wider audience than have heard her before. She's an excellent racing storyteller.

"In summary, it's a great team, and it's especially pleasing that there are so many women in key positions - with more to come."

W Series, with a line-up that includes 2019 MRF Champion Jamie Chadwick and former GP3 racers Alice Powell and Beitske Visser, gets under way in support of the DTM calendar at Hockenheim on May 4-5.

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