Ted Kravitz is one of the most loved F1 presenters of this generation, so much so that, when reports of Sky Sports sacking him came through, ardent Ted Kravitz fans launched a petition for Sky to bring him back.
He gained fandom through his brilliant show called ‘Ted’s notebook’, one that would focus on F1 testing and bring in paddock analysis for all fans to enjoy.
The twitter furore that had broken through caused a massive uproar, and Sky were then forced to release a new statement about the commentators and presenters that would be part of the 2019 season, with Ted’s name included in it.
According to reports, the entire fiasco had happened because Scott Young and Ted Kravitz were on different pages with respect to Ted’s role for 2019.
A GPtoday.net report at that time had confirmed that despite being re-instated into the Sky F1 team, ‘Ted’s notebook’ was scheduled to be cancelled, with Kravitz getting a new role for the 2019 season.
And Sky Sports have finally gone onto reveal what Ted’s exact role will be for the 2019 season, with a new show to be introduced, called the ‘F1 midweek brief’.
The show will be built around technical analysis, something that Ted revels in and will be first aired on the 20th of March(after the Australian GP).
A new technical show on #SkyF1…
Sky F1’s @tedkravitz will host the F1 Midweek Debrief, each Wednesday of the 2019 season
Rob Smedley will join Ted for the first show on March 20 at 6pm (repeated at 7.30pm) on Sky Sports F1!
— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) March 13, 2019
With the Australian GP scheduled for this weekend, it would be interesting to see how the teams fare in the first grand prix of the season. Testing revealed that Ferrari were the fastest, but Friday’s free practice sessions have revealed that maybe Mercedes were indeed sandbagging in Barcelona.
FP2 – final classification 🧮
— Formula 1 (@F1) March 15, 2019
How do you think raceday will pan out in Melbourne?