Sky Sports find themselves amidst a little Twitter furore, as the new TV Presenter list for the 2019 season did not have the name ‘Ted Kravitz’ in it.
“Sky Sports F1 coverage will reflect the changes and excitement with some new and returning faces joining the lineup. 2009 world champion Jenson Button joins the team, adding to Sky Sports’ roster of world champions alongside Damon Hill and Nico Rosberg.” the release read.
“Martin Brundle’s expert analysis and famed grid walks will be a key feature in the coverage, as well as in commentary with David Croft. Karun Chandhok who worked on Sky Sports F1 in the past returns to the fold, ready to give his insight as a former driver with years of experience in the sport together with Johnny Herbert and Paul Di Resta.” it added.
‘Ted’s Notebook’ for winter testing has been very well received by fans during the past seasons, but the Sky Sports presenter was nowhere to be seen during week 1 of testing.
Sky Sports and F1 fans in general have been alarmed by this and have started a hashtag(#findTed) in order to get some clarity over his involvement in the 2019 F1 season.
According to thejudge13’s source, Ted Kravitz has had a fallout with Sky F1 boss Scott Young, who has refrained from renewing his contract.
“TJ13 has been given some gossip from a television engineer to publish however, the source is from the TV equipment suppliers Gearhouse Broadcast, a supplier for Sky TV. TJ13 was told that Ted has fallen out of favour with the new Sky F1 boss Scott Youngand has not had his contract renewed.” according to TJ13’s source.
Karun Chandhok is the apparent replacement. Chandhok has been in a role similar to that of Ted, and has made the move from Channel 4 to Sky.
Have you heard any conversation regarding the absence of Ted Kravitz?
— Ojas (@Ojas575) February 22, 2019
— Alex Griffin (@alexjgriffin23) February 22, 2019
If @tedkravitz has been sacked (as rumour suggests) then I am very saddened.
I really enjoyed him as a personality on screen. Hope he comes back 😔
— Matt Gallagher (@MattyWTF1) February 22, 2019
Ted Kravitz has been removed from Sky F1 channel line up. In fact there are rumours that he had his contract terminated by the new head of sky sports and aparently more intriguing rumours that he has gone missing!!
I’ve seen this going round the web. Does anyone know anything? pic.twitter.com/WGWoObAMvA
— F1FIX (@F1FIX2) February 22, 2019
Ted has been a household name in F1 broadcasting for sometime now and fans would be devastated that the man had to give up on his job because of a feud with his boss. However, nothing of the sort has been confirmed by Sky as of now and we’ll have to wait for confirmation from the broadcaster.
But for the moment, it seems like Ted’s voice wouldn’t be ringing in our years come raceday in Melbourne.