Six years ago James Allen officially took over the ITV mike from Murray Walker.
He had done a few live F1 broadcasts for ITV before then, and last weekend saw him rack up his 100th.
So it was quite fitting that the Canadian Grand Prix should be won by Lewis Hamilton – Allen makes no secret of the fact that he is a big fan of the McLaren driver.
Allen gets a very rough time from F1 fans, especially online, and I can’t say I’m a fan of his commentary style. I always thought he was better suited to the pit lane reporter role.
But whatever you think of him, you have to appreciate his enthusiasm.