Tanned and with a yellow microphone in hand: that’s how Formula 1 fans knew Kai Ebel. But from next season they will have to do without the reporter legend. Because Ebel won’t be there.

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Formula 1 reporter Kai Ebel has no place on the pay TV channel Sky next season. “We have once again strengthened our Formula 1 team with new expert Timo Glock and are therefore well prepared for the 2021 season,” a Sky spokesperson replied when asked about Ebel.

The television journalist, who worked at RTL until the last race of the season, had previously not ruled out a switch to pay-TV broadcaster.

“Sometimes it changes so quickly,” said the 56-year-old reporter a few days ago about a possible move from RTL to Sky: “I’m not going to retire.” RTL shows a Formula 1 race for the last time after 30 years on Sunday because the free TV broadcaster has not signed a new contract.

Sky has acquired the exclusive rights for Germany.

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