Broadcast shake-up for Jakarta E-Prix

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Broadcast shake-up for Jakarta E-Prix

Formula E fans tuning into the live broadcast of the Jakarta E-Prix next weekend will see – and hear – some changes to the presenting team line-up for the race...

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Radzi Chinyanganya will step into the lead presenter role in Jakarta, following Vernon Kay’s departure from the championship to take over as host of one of the most popular radio shows in the UK.  

Saunders Carmichael-Brown will take on Radzi’s pit-lane reporter duties for the first time while popular pundits Nelson Piquet Jr., Oliver Askew and Kelvin Van Der Linde return to share their unique insights with viewers.

Nicki Shields will be taking a break for Jakarta but will be back on-track as the lead presenter for the Southwire Portland E-Prix. 

Ben Edwards will make his return to the commentary box in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship where he will be lead commentator for the Jakarta E-Prix. He will be joined in the commentary box by Karun Chandhok.

Edwards will be a familiar voice to motorsport fans with a broadcast career spanning more than three decades. 
His first commentary role was with the BBC before a stint at Eurosport in the 1990s where he called Formula 1. He headed stateside to cover Champ Car, which preceded IndyCar, for ESPN before returning to the UK to commentate on the British Touring Car Championship with ITV.
From there, Edwards spent a decade behind the microphone in F1, firstly with the BBC and more recently with F1TV and Formula E’s UK broadcast partner Channel 4 from 2016 to 2020 – once again as lead commentator.
“I am very excited to get back behind the mic with Formula E as the on-track action this season is a commentator’s dream.” said Edwards. “The championship is more competitive than ever and I get to bring that to life for viewers around the world. I’m delighted to be joining the team and calling the action in Jakarta.”  

Edwards joins Formula E’s broadcast team for the rest of Season 9 taking over from Jack Nicholls, who has moved on from the championship.