This just came in from Sky:
Sky Sports has signed former Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill to help take viewers into the heart of the sport.
Damon will provide expert analysis on Sky Sports F1 HD throughout the season, including the first Grand Prix from Melbourne in March.
He will join the line-up of talent unveiled last month and will appear throughout coverage of practice and qualifying sessions as well as races. Sky Sports F1 HD will be the only place viewers can enjoy live coverage of the whole Grand Prix season, including all practice and qualifying sessions and every race in the calendar.
Sky Sports Executive Producer for Formula 1 Martin Turner, said: “Damon Hill is a British motor racing legend and has incredible Formula 1 knowledge and insight. He will provide our viewers with not just a driver’s eye view, but also that of a world champion. There aren’t many around and I’m delighted we’ll have Damon with us during the season.”
Speaking about his new role, Damon said: “The plans Sky Sports have for Formula 1 are very impressive particularly the dedicated Formula 1 channel and I couldn’t resist becoming involved. There are so many reasons to be excited about the new season and I can’t wait to get started.”