Channel 4 has announced Alex Jacques as their new lead F1 commentator for the 2021 season, replacing Ben Edwards.
Following Ben Edwards’ decision to step down from the leadership position of the F1 commentatory team, Channel 4 was on the lookout for a replacement. And their search has ended with their numero uno choice, as Alex Jacques has been announced as Edwards’ successor, starting with the 2021 F1 season.
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Jacques has performed similar roles with F1TV, Formula 2, Formula 3, and F1 Esports. Occasionally freelancing with BBC Radio 5 Live, he was the lead commentator for the 2019 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Before working with Formula One Management, Jacques had a stint with the likes of BBC Radio Suffolk and The Times.
An avid F1 fan since the age of 9 – Channel 4’s new lead commentator
Alex Jacques let his feelings known about the appointment, sounding excited to join his new home. He is an extremely popular commentator in the F1 circuit, and Channel 4 has pulled off a coup here. It is still unclear if he will continue working for the F2 and F3 categories come next season.
“I’m delighted to join the Channel 4/Whisper F1 team.”
“As an avid Formula 1 fan since the age of 9, I know how much the broadcast means for everyone’s weekend. It will be hugely exciting to share races with so many fans and join a team that commands such respect in F1 and TV circles alike. I can’t wait to get started in 2021.”