Nelson Valkenburg and Melroy Heemskerk will provide commentary for the Dutch Formula 1 broadcasts from 2022.

Formula 1 provider NENT announced this in an interview with

RacingNews365

.

The news means that the career of Olav Mol, who has been the permanent voice of Formula 1 since the early 1990s, is coming to an end for the time being.

"Nelson will be the main commentator and Melroy will be the co-commentator," explains NENT CEO Peter Nørrelund.

"NENT has many years of experience beating Formula 1. We think it is the right way to beat the sport with a duo consisting of a commentator and an expert."

Mol is currently commenting on Ziggo Sport.

"I have a lot of respect for Olav Mol, who played an important part in Formula 1 in the Netherlands," said Nørrelund.

"However, we also have our vision of producing Formula 1. We will soon have fifteen people on location to present the sport at a very high level in the Netherlands."

From next year, the Formula 1 races will only be available to watch via the streaming service of Viaplay, a subsidiary of NENT.

The Swedish company has acquired the broadcasting rights from Ziggo Sport.

The rights are fixed up to and including 2024.

All races and associated programs about Formula 1 will be shown via the streaming service.

Six Grands Prix will soon be free to watch, including the race in Zandvoort.

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