BBC head of F1 and football Niall Sloane has left his job only one week after the BBC’s ambitious F1 coverage plans were announced.
It follows the planned departure of director of sport Roger Mosey who takes charge of the corporation’s coverage of the 2012 Olympics.
Mosey was replaced by Barbara Slater, the first woman to hold the job. According to the Sports’ Journalists Association Sloane had been expected to take Mosey’s job.
Whether this will have an impact on BBC’s coverage of F1, which it resumes this year for the first time since 1996, remains to be seen. Sloane is expected to remain with the BBC for the first two races of the new season (Australia and Malaysia) before BBC sport website head Ben Gallop takes his place.
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