F1 TV announcers for the 2023 season are Alex Jacques, Jolyon Palmer, James Hinchcliffe, Will Buxton, Laura Winter, Rosanna Tennant and Lawrence Barretto.
David Coulthard who is a former race driver turned presenter, commentator, and journalist will also be handling the commentary duties for select races throughout the season.
Sam Collins has once again returned as the technical analyst of F1 TV for the 2023 season.
Since the streaming service was launched in 2018, its unique coverage has been an instant hit with viewers. Its various features and offers have made it a favorite for the fans.
The announcers and presenters for the streaming service have a great mix of talent and experience from former drivers to the best reporters in Formula One.
F1 TV Commentators 2023 List
The F1 TV commentary team for the 2023 season is led by Alex Jacques. The unit also has Jolyon Palmer and James Hinchcliffe who are supporting Jacques.
Alex Jacques is among the leading and most popular commentators in motorsports since he started in 2015. A fan of Formula 1 since a young age, he was most inspired by legendary commentator Murray Walker.
He liked Walker's style of commentating and wanted to become like him in the future, so he did. Jacques has commentated on F2 and F3 races as well in his career.
Jacques did not just emerge to the commentary scene in 2015 but had taken up a lot of experience while bouncing from city to city and doing just about anything. He covered all sorts of sports to learn more including handball, football, and fencing.
In order to learn the craft of commentating, he tried to pick up the techniques from all sports that would help him in the near future.
He started his F1 career as a commentator in 2018 after gaining experience through commentating for GP2 and GP3 as the lead voice. He still lends his voice to the coverage of the F2 and F3 races and is part of several pairings.
Jolyon Palmer is a former race driver who won the 2014 GP2 Series and drove for Renault Sport F1 Team during his Formula One career from 2016-2017.
Palmer began his broadcasting career in February 2018 for BBC Radio 5's coverage of Formula One. An experienced driver himself, he took on the role of an expert exceptionally well.
Having experience on the tracks always gives you an edge while analyzing races during the race broadcasts. He is currently serving as a color commentator on F1 TV and shares his expertise with the viewers for a great viewing experience.
James Hinchcliffe too is a seasoned race driver who competed in the IndyCar Series. He participated in 161 races over 11 years and has six career wins.
In December 2021, Hinchcliffe stepped down from full-time racing duties and began his broadcasting career. He joined NBC Sports serving as a commentator and covered IndyCar Series races.
He completes the trio of commentators for F1 TV's coverage of all Formula One races and brings about all the excitement for the viewers.
F1 TV Presenters
F1 TV presenters for the 2023 Formula One season are:
- Will Buxton
- Laura Winter
- Rosanna Tennant
- Lawrence Barretto
Will Buxton began his F1 broadcasting career with the motorsports channel Speed in 2010. He started as an F1 pit-lane reporter and joined NBC Sports in 2013 serving the same role.
He also covered IndyCar races which were broadcast by NBC. Having lost his place in the network in 2017, Buxton became the first Digital Presenter for the Formula One Group (FOM) in 2018.
Buxton is the lead presenter for the 2023 season and will also provide expert analysis during the broadcast. In addition to being a presenter, he has also featured in five seasons of Formula 1: Drive to Survive.
F1 TV presenters female Laura Winter and Rosanna Tennant are both seasoned TV personalities. They also serve as commentators and event hosts.
Among a number of sports that Winter covers, she specializes in Formula 1, Rugby, and cycling. She is also the presenter for the Voxwomen Cycling Show.
Winter also works for NBC Sports as a reporter and commentator for the Tour of California women's race. She began her F1 broadcasting career with the 2019 Belgian GP.
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Tennant has a lot of experience when it comes to motorsports and is a renowned F1 presenter. She is also a live event host and is the anchor for the F1's pre and post-race shows.
She also works with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and creates digital video content for them as well as presents it.
Lawrence Barretto completes the team of F1 broadcasters on F1 TV for the 2023 season. He started his career in 2006 as a reporter for the Surrey Advertiser.
The English reporter, writer, and presenter is well-known in the motorsport world. He is best known for taking interviews with the race drivers as well as providing insights and in-depth coverage of the sport.
Why Is Martin Brundle Not Commentating 2023?
Martin Brundle has decided to limit his role as a commentator following a heart attack in 2016 and will not be a part of all the races.
The former race driver turned commentator is one of the best and most loved Formula One broadcaster. His grid walks and interviews with drivers are some of his best work and is renowned for those.
The 2023 Formula 1 calendar has 22 races and Brundle will not be part of all the races. His limited role means that he is bound to be absent during some of the Grand Prix.
The legendary broadcaster started his commentary career in 1997 when he joined the British TV network ITV's coverage of Formula One.
Brundle serves as a reporter during races and is famous for his interviews with celebrities while on the grid walk. His long and illustrious career has earned him the name of "Voice of Formula 1" and is considered the best in the business.
What Channel Is Formula One On?
Viewers in the United States can watch Formula One action live on ESPN. The network will air 18 races and ESPN2 will air five races in 2023.
The races will also be broadcast on ABC and the Spanish broadcast will be available on ESPN Deportes. ABC will be home to five of the races and the telecasts are commercial-free presentations. ESPN had a great 2022 season as they had their most-viewed season in 2022.
A deal extension in October 2022 between ESPN and Formula 1 meant that the network would have the rights to broadcast the races until 2025.
Fans will be able to stream Formula One on F1 TV with all the pre and post-race shows included. Another platform to watch the Grand Prix is ESPN+ which will simulcast 18 races. It includes all three races on US soil.
The official streaming service provided by Formula 1 since 2018 has taken the viewing experience to a new high. Fans can now have a live view of each of the driver's cars along with replays of all races.
The major difference in F1 TV access vs pro is that pro offers all subscribers live coverage of the races along with access to the driver's onboard cameras.
Apart from the difference in price, F1 TV Access does not have live coverage of the races and offers delayed replays and highlights.
F1 TV Pro costs $79 a year in the United States and F1 TV Access will cost $26.99 annually. The pro subscription will allow viewers to have commercial-free streaming of every race and additional exclusive feeds.