So the worst kept secret in Formula One is now officially out of the bag. At the Autocar awards last night, Martin Brundle confirmed he has signed for the BBC, proving that the corporation is still capable of sound editorial judgement when it puts it mind to it.

F1 without Brundle is almost as unthinkable now as F1 without Murray Walker before he retired (far too early in my opinion – I heard the 85-year old commentating at the Silverstone Classic this summer and he’s as good as ever).