The Formula 1 circuit has welcomed a new addition to its punditry team, with former McLaren and Aston Martin strategy guru Bernie Collins joining Sky Sports. Collins has a wealth of experience to bring to the table, having worked in the sport for 15 years in a variety of roles.
Collins initially began his career with McLaren in 2005, working his way up the ranks to become Head of Strategy by 2010. During his time at the team, he helped to devise race-winning strategies, as well as assisting in the development of the team’s cars. After leaving McLaren in 2014, Collins moved to Aston Martin, where he continued to work in a similar role.
The addition of Collins to the Sky Sports punditry team is an exciting prospect, as his experience and knowledge of the sport could help to provide expert insight and analysis. It is hoped that his input will help viewers to gain a better understanding of the strategic decisions that underpin successful races.
The new recruit is looking forward to his role within Sky Sports, saying: “I’m delighted to be joining Sky Sports F1 as a pundit for the 2021 season and beyond. I’m looking forward to being able to provide fans with a deeper insight into the complexities of the sport, and to help them understand the technical and strategic decisions that are made during a race weekend.”
Sky Sports F1 presenter David Croft also expressed his enthusiasm for Collins’ new role, saying: “Bernie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from his time in Formula 1 and it’s great to have him on board. I’m sure he’ll be able to provide viewers with some great insight and analysis into the sport, and will be a valuable addition to our punditry team.”
With the start of the 2021 Formula 1 season just around the corner, Bernie Collins’ addition to the Sky Sports F1 punditry team is a welcome one, offering a highly-experienced and knowledgeable perspective on the sport.