Billy Monger joins Channel 4's F1 punditry team

Channel 4 has confirmed its presenting and commentary line-up for the 2019 Formula 1 season, with Billy Monger joining its punditry team.

Channel 4 will this year show highlights of all 21 Grands Prix and will also broadcast the British Grand Prix live.

It previously showed half of the season’s events live but from 2019 Sky Sports has gained exclusive rights – British Grand Prix aside – in a deal that runs through 2024.

Ben Edwards and David Coulthard will continue to form its commentary line-up while Monger joins Coulthard, Mark Webber and Eddie Jordan on its punditry team.

Steve Jones remains as Channel 4’s Formula 1 anchor.

Monger sustained life-changing injuries in a British Formula 4 crash in April 2017, with both of his lower legs amputated, but remarkably returned to single-seater racing in a modified car in British Formula 3 less than 12 months later.

Monger took two pole positions and three podiums en route to sixth in last year’s championship standings.

“I’m delighted to join the Channel 4 F1 team this season working around my own racing calendar,” said Monger, who has yet to confirm his 2019 race schedule.

“I’ve been watching the F1 coverage on TV since I was little and whilst my goal remains to be racing in one of the cars out on track one day, I am really excited to get broadcasting from the paddock this year.”