Brundle switch to Sky Sports 'not for money'


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Martin Brundle yesterday said that money "is not the driver" for his move from the BBC to Sky Sports next season. Sky Sports F1 HD will broadcast all 20 Formula One races in 2012 (plus all practices and qualifying), while the BBC will only broadcast 10 races.

Despite admitting that he will be paid more by Sky, Brundle insisted that he "had not gone for money, that's not the driver. I want to cover all the races live; this is the future for the way races are covered". Brundle will continue his trademark "gridwalk" next season. David Croft, of BBC Radio 5 Live, will also join Sky.

It was announced yesterday that the US and Bahrain will both host races in an unchanged 2012 calendar. The season starts in Australia on 18 March and ends in Brazil on 25 November.