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BBC announce plans for 2010 Formula 1 coverage - HD coverage with Jake Humphrey, Martin Brundle and Ted Kravitz

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Lee Mckenzie interviews Sebastian Vettel following qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix in 2009.
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The BBC had an F1 launch of a different kind on Thursday. The British broadcaster hosted a press launch to announce plans for its 2010 Formula 1 coverage and vowed to offer comprehensive coverage across TV, radio, online, red button and mobile.

The UK's F1 rights holder didn't make any significant changes to its 2009 lineup, nor offer any additional programming . However, they didn't reduce their commitment to covering Formula 1 either.

On television, anchorman Jake Humphrey will again be joined by Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard for pre and post race coverage. Martin Brundle and Jonathan Legard remain in the commentary box, while Lee McKenzie and Ted Kravitz continue to bring interviews and action from the pits.

Radio commentary will once more provided by David Croft standing alongside Anthony Davidson. Holly Samos will be found patrolling the paddock and the pitlane as usual. As in previous years, production will be handled by USP Content.

The BBC's Head of Formula 1 Ben Gallop said he was delighted with their efforts in 2009.

The BBC Sport team will once again be bringing great coverage across all our platforms, meaning F1 fans can follow the action and interact wherever they are, whenever they want.

We're proud to offer our audiences the opportunity to follow the great stories and share all the excitement of this fantastic sport.

Predictably there was no mention of High Definition F1 content appearing any time soon.

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