Sounds like Sky has officially blown the BBC out of the water with its F1 coverage next year.

Not only has it confirmed that Martin Brundle will head the presenting team, but he’ll also be joined by the excellent former BBC Radio 5 live pairing of David Croft and Anthony Davidson in the commentary box.

Davidson will present throughout the weekend's practice sessions. Croft will partner Brundle during the races themselves. And they’ll be joined by pitlane reporters Natalie Pinkham and Ted Kravitz, the latter co-presenting an F1 magazine-style show on Sky Sports with Georgie Thompson.

Sky has also announced that the F1 race weekend programmes will be presented by Simon Lazenby, with veteran broadcaster Steve Rider being used for interviews with F1 legends.

All in all, it does make you wonder; why is the BBC even bothering to try to compete?