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Long-time Sky commentator Herbert has left the team



Long-time Sky commentator Herbert has left the team

Sky Sports has taken two former Formula 1 drivers off its broadcasting team for the 2023 season.

Starting in 2023, Johnny Herbert and Paul di Resta will no longer be a part of Sky Sports F1’s commentary team.

Johnny Herbert and Paul di Resta have been an important part of Sky Sports F1’s coverage for several years, with Herbert being a part of the team since 2012.

Speculations about Herbert’s continuation as a broadcaster with Sky Sports F1 arose when he posted a promotional image of the broadcasting team with the caption “Going to miss the team.”

His colleagues from Sky Sports F1 expressing warm responses gave more indication about Herbert’s fate. The confirmation of his departure as a broadcaster was reported by Mirror Sport.

Herbert is well-known for his upbeat and lively presentation style on broadcasting and had some notable moments during his tenure with Sky and F1.

Herbert, a three-time grand prix winner, famously angered Fernando Alonso during a broadcast in 2016 after suggesting that the latter should retire from Formula 1.


Herbert was particularly vocal in his criticism of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton lost the championship to Verstappen due to Race Director Michael Masi disregarding the rules.

Unlike many other F1 commentators and analysts, Herbert was not hesitant to express his belief that the outcome was unfair.

Long-time Sky commentator Herbert has left the team 2023

In 2022, after the chaotic Japanese Grand Prix, Herbert correctly informed Max Verstappen during a post-race interview that he had become the Formula 1 World Champion, much to Verstappen’s surprise.

Di Resta had been part of Sky’s broadcasting team since 2016, working as a commentator and analyst while also competing in races.

In addition to his role at Sky, di Resta was also a Williams reserve driver for 2016 and 2017, and was called upon to replace the ill Felipe Massa during the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix, making a comeback to the Formula 1.

It is not currently known why Herbert is no longer with Sky. Di Resta’s departure, on the other hand, could be due to his participation in the 2023 World Endurance Championship with Peugeot, and also in the European Le Mans Series with United Autosports LMP2 team.

We will certainly miss Herbert’s unique sense of humor and larger-than-life personality, and we would like to express our deepest gratitude for the energy and enthusiasm he brought to the team over the last 11 years.


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