Edwards to lead BBC commentary

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Ben Edwards will replace Martin Brundle as the BBC's lead Formula 1 commentator next year, ending weeks of speculation about who will join David Coulthard in the box.

With Brundle having switched to Sky for 2012, the BBC has been looking for an experienced broadcaster to join its efforts next year.

Edwards, who has most recently been the British Touring Car Championship commentator for ITV, previously worked in F1 for Eurosport, as well as Bernie Ecclestone's original digital channel back in 2002.

Although there has been no official statement from the BBC about its plans, Edwards wrote on Twitter: "So, it looks as though it's really happening. I will be the BBC F1 commentator in 2012 and I can't wait!

"It took a while for things to be sorted, and thanks to ITV for being so understanding. Really looking forward to working with the crew."

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