The Telegraph is reporting that Lee McKenzie will anchor the BBC’s FI coverage for the Japanese Grand Prix while Jake Humphrey will be on Commonwealth Games duty:
What do other British viewers make of her F1 work? Aside from Legard (and if you want to bash Legard please go to that thread to do so) I think she’s the weak link in their output.
She has a very limited set of stock questions – ‘Tell us what happened’ and … err … that’s about it. I appreciate her role is to get on the spot comment from the DNFs mid-race, so there aren’t a great variety of questions for her to ask. But, a stronger presenter would make more of the role and find different ways of asking the same thing.
I also find her in-depth pre race features rather insipid. No doubt the teams’ PR people love them but I take them as a cue to start making my sandwiches for race-time viewing.
A lot of people have questioned the loss of James Allen from TV F1 commentating, I think the BBC dropped the ball when they didn’t take on Louise Goodman. If nothing else, she certainly had a good relationship with Jenson Button, which would have facilitated privileged access during the year he challenged for the title and again this year while he is world champion.