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Jonathan Legard (born July 1961 in Cardiff, Wales) is a British sports commentator specialising in Formula One. He is currently the main commentator for the BBC's Formula One TV coverage alongside Martin Brundle.

Legard has been BBC's motor racing and football correspondent as well as commentating on several Formula One races for BBC Radio 5 Live in the early 2000s. On 24 November 2008, it was confirmed that he would partner Brundle as commentator for BBC's Formula One coverage in 2009.


1987 - 1990: BBC Radio Merseyside

1990 - 1997: BBC Radio 5 Live

1997 - 2004: Motor racing correspondent for BBC Radio 5 Live

2004 - 2008: Football correspondent for BBC Radio 5 Live

2009 - present: BBC's Formula One commentator

Personal life

Although born in Cardiffmarker, Legard grew up in Chestermarker after moving there in 1966. He attended the First School before continuing his education at a private school in Shrewsburymarker. Legard is a lifelong fan of Chester City F.C., who play their football in the Football Conference.

Legard is married to Kate and has three children - Piers, Arabella and Crispin. He lives in London.


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