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SBD Global/December 28, 2012/Media

Suzi Perry Replaces Jake Humphrey For BBC's F1 Coverage

English TV presenter Suzi Perry will replace Jake Humphrey as presenter for BBC's F1 coverage "from the start of next season," according to the BBC. Perry, 42, previously presented the BBC's MotoGP coverage for 10 years, as well as reporting on other sports. Perry: "Motorsport is my life, and I've really missed being away from the grid." The BBC also confirmed that the British, Belgian, Italian and Brazilian Grands Prix are "among 10 races that will be shown live on terrestrial TV." However, the Monaco Grand Prix "will not be shown live on the BBC" (BBC, 12/21). The London TELEGRAPH reported Perry was "the favourite from a shortlist of three, which included BBC pit-lane reporter Lee McKenzie and radio presenter Mark Pougatch." BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans had been "hotly tipped to take over," but fell out of the running because F1's 20-race calendar "proved to be too much of a conflict with his other commitments" (TELEGRAPH, 12/21).
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