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Edwards was leading the Porsche Supercup championship but was tragically killed when the car he was a passenger in burst into flames after hitting the barrier at Queensland Raceway

it’s undeniable that a growing number of presenters and pundits have headed for the exit door in recent times as the BB C’s portfolio of sporting events continues to shrink

Sport on TV: Alan Hansen says no to extra time as he joins BBC exodus

Suggestions that BBC TV have ordered new signs for their sports studio(s) – whether they have more than one these days is unclear – which read: "Will the last presenter to leave the premises please turn out the lights" are, of course, mere malicious gossip, but it's undeniable that a growing number of presenters and pundits have headed for the exit door in recent times as the BBC's portfolio of sporting events continues to shrink.

BBC F1 presenter Suzi Perry, left, talks with former F1 driver David Coulthard, right, in the paddock

Matt Butler: Glorious, fantastic, amazing – and the race hasn't begun yet

View From The Sofa: British Grand Prix, BBC 1

Local hero Lewis Hamilton claims pole

Time for home driver to restore some pride at Silverstone

Sir Jackie Stewart's presence in the paddock serves as a reminder of the heady days when fans expected to see a local win

BBC F1 presenter Suzi Perry

Matt Butler: Eddie and Suzi, the newest odd couple of the F1 soap

View From The Sofa: Chinese GP/FA Cup BBC 1/ITV

Seb Vettel passes Mark Webber yesterday despite team orders not to do so
Sebastian Vettel celebrates winning his third world title

F1 2013 calender: Which channel is the Grand Prix on?

BBC and Sky share rights to the Formula One season

Sister of former Formula One racing driver David Coulthard found dead at her home in Scotland

Police have said they are not treating the death as suspicious

What ho! Lay out your best tweeds – chaps are dressing up again

It says something when even 'men-of-the-people' politicians are wearing tails. Jogging bottoms and mateyness are out, elegant dress is in

Paul di Resta: 'What Jackie achieved is something to aim for'

Ahead of his debut tomorrow, Di Resta tells David Tremayne about the challenge of living up to Scotland's rich F1 heritage

Chiles to present new Sunday night talk show

Adrian Chiles will present a new Sunday night talk show with regular guests including former deputy pm John Prescott, musician Shaun Ryder and football manager Harry Redknapp.

Business Diary: Celebrities turn out in the City

To BGC Partners in Canary Wharf, for its annual charity day. The brokerage, part of Cantor Fitzgerald, has been hosting the bash for several years to commemorate the 9/11 attacks on the US, in which more than 650 of its staff lost their lives. Yesterday's event produced a good turnout, with celebrities including Jonathan Ross, Penny Lancaster, David Coulthard, Honor Blackman, Johnny Vaughan, Lisa Snowden and Cilla Black all swapping places with BGC's brokers to close out deals. The event raises millions of pounds for around 75 charities, but there's no news yet on whether the stars also made more money for BGC than its own brokers normally manage.

In the driver's seat: David Coulthard's £30m hotel haul

Former F1 driver David Coulthard had good reason to grin as he co-anchored the BBC's Monaco Grand Prix broadcast last Sunday.

Schumacher may benefit from ban on refuelling, says Coulthard

The banning of refuelling during races will ease Michael Schumacher's return to the sport, according to David Coulthard. Cars will be heavier and therefore not as quick, meaning Schumacher, whose fitness has been questioned, will have less physical strain to contend with.

Button could struggle warns Coulthard

David Coulthard believes Formula One world champion Jenson Button could struggle in the wake of McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton this season.

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