Sky Sport have axed Johnny Herbert and Paul di Resta from their team of pundits that will cover the 2023 Formula 1 world championship season for the broadcaster.
Sportsmail quotes a Sky spokesperson confirming the news: “Johnny has been an integral part of our Formula One team since the very first season on Sky Sports in 2012
“We will miss his humour and big personality and thank him for his energy and enthusiasm over the last 11 years. Everyone wishes him all the best for the future.”
Herbert wrote on Twitter before the news was official that he was “going to miss the team” he had worked with:
Going to miss this team https://t.co/FRkHReMVD9
— Johnny Herbert (@johnnyherbertf1) January 25, 2023
Although not part of the Sky F1 team, Herbert indicated he will still be involved at select events: “I’ll be around but I’ll not be at Sky this year unfortunately but there are other things I’ll be getting involved with. I’ll be at Silverstone for sure, and the Monaco Grand Prix.
“I’ll have various things going on, but I’ll be karting – although not racing! I’ll be enjoying life on the track as well as life off the track,” added Herbert.
Di Resta, who will also not be part of the Sky F1 team in 2023, has a busy schedule with his own racing, which may have curtailed his F1 presence due to race dates clashing.
Meanwhile, Sky confirmed their F1 coverage team for the season ahead is: Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg, Naomi Schiff, Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Karun Chandhok, Anthony Davidson, Natalie Pinkham, Ted Kravitz, Danica Patrick, Simon Lazenby, David Croft and Rachel Brookes.