Bob Constanduros

Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday 21 May 2011.Bob Constanduros is the Formula One track commentator at most Grands Prix worldwide. He’s held this position since the mid-eighties and hasn’t missed a Grand Prix since then, racking up over 550 Grands Prix in total.

Having been born into a family which was involved in racing, he worked as a freelance journalist for Autosport in the late sixties, and then joined the famous magazine full time in 1972, staying with them until 1977 when he went freelance again. He travelled from race to race – whether F1, sports cars, F2, F3 or touring cars – in a VW camper van, which became a very famous fixture in the F1 paddock.

In the 1980s Bob became the circuit commentator as well as conducting the interviews at the FIA Press Conferences with drivers and team personnel. He also works for Formula One Management’s TV outlet and the conducts presentations in the Paddock Club.

He is now also known for hosting the podium ceremony and announcing the winners and the dignitaries as well as the spraying of the “champaaaagne”. He continues to take an interest in all forms of motor sport, including rallying, karting and club racing. He has two sons, both of whom are also involved in motor sport as is his nephew, Mark, who runs this site!

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