Sky F1 adds Karun Chandhok to 2019 pundit line-up


Former F1 driver Karun Chandhok will join Sky Sports F1's expert commentary team for the 2019 Grand Prix season.

Sky Sports F1's exclusive broadcasting deal for next year has led to some inevitable downsizing over at free-to-air Channel 4 which will only offer one live race in 2019 - the British Grand Prix - and highlights of the remaining races of the F1 world championship.

Chandhok, who ran in 10 races with the minnow HRT outfit in 2010, is happy to return to Sky Sports F1 where he was a consultant in the past, from 2012 to 2014.

"I'm very excited to be rejoining the Sky Sports F1 team from the 2019 season," said the Indian driver.

"With their long-term commitment to Formula 1 and the team of people that's in place, it's a great time to return.

"I believe that I've been able to develop and offer viewers a unique perspective of someone with a technical, strategic and historical knowledge of the sport combined with the experience of 18 years of driving racing cars."

In 2019, Sky Sports F1 team will also see 2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button join a line-up that will once again include Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Paul di Resta, Anthony Davidson, Johnny Herbert and occasionally Nico Rosberg.

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