If you've watched Formula One on American television at anytime in the last 20 years, then you've heard the voice of cantankerous Brit David Hobbs. But he's more than just a TV commentator, he was an F1 driver in his own right. And now he's here to answer any questions you may have on F1 in 2015 and racing in general.
Hobbs raced in F1 in the late 60s and early 70s, the glory years, has a number of class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and competed in the Indy 500 four times with a best finish of fifth.
Not too shabby.
Beyond that, he has been a commentator on motorsports in the US since 1979, where he's done coverage of the Daytona 500, sports cars, F1, IndyCar, and pretty much everything else. He's known for his excitement as well as a comedic delivery. Phrases like "schermozzle," "done blowed up," and "large attachments" are frequently delivered during an F1 broadcast. He also does a great impression of the queen.
Oh. He also owns a Honda dealer in Wisconsin.
The Formula One season kicks off this weekend, with first practice airing late tonight. In the USA, that'll be on NBC Sports at 12:30 AM ET.
David will be here from about 5 until 6 ET, so get your questions in and he'll answer as he can.
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