Sky drops Herbert, Di Resta from F1 broadcast

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Johnny Herbert and Paul Di Resta have been dropped from the Sky F1 broadcast team

The Sky Sports broadcast team for the 2023 Formula 1 season will not feature Johnny Herbert or Paul Di Resta.

Three-time Grand Prix winner Herbert took to Instagram to announce the news, saying he was “going to miss the team”.

The 58-year-old raced in Formula 1 from 1989 to 2000, partnering Michael Schumacher at Benetton in 1994 and 1995.

Herbert has been part of the Sky F1 team since the company took over the F1 broadcasting rights more than a decade ago.

Di Resta will also be absent, the Scot having recently joined and tailored his on-screen role to his own racing schedule.

“Johnny has been an integral part of our Formula 1 team since the very first season on Sky Sports in 2012,” said a Sky Sports spokesman. Mirror Sports.

“We will miss his humor and great personality and thank him for his energy and enthusiasm over the past 11 years.

“Everyone wishes him the very best for the future.”

Sky has retained a host of his other talents, including David Croft who headlines the track commentary.

The on-air team also includes Natalie Pinkham, Ted Kravitz, Simon Lazenby, 1996 World Champion Damon Hill, Martin Brundle, Karun Chandhok, Rachel Brooks, Anthony Davidson and Naomi Schiff.

The Sky Sports broadcast is broadcast in Australia via Fox Sports, which announced a multi-year extension of its rights to Formula 1 last year.

At the time, it announced that it will include the F1TV service natively in its IQ-compatible set-top boxes this year.

While it is intended that all practice, qualifying and race sessions will be held live, no announcement has yet been made as to whether the pre-season will be shown.

The 2023 Formula 1 season starts with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 3 and 5, after three days of testing in Sakhir the week before.

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