Channel 4 announce the theme tune to F1 coverage will continue to be The Chain

12 Feb 2016 15:23

Channel 4, the new terrestrial home of Formula One, will use Fleetwood Mac's The Chain as its title music.

The song has become synonymous with the sport on the BBC since it was first adopted by the corporation in 1978.

Channel 4 tweeted on Friday: "F1 has a new home but some things just have to remain: we're chuffed to announce that The Chain by Fleetwood Mac will be our title music."

Former McLaren driver David Coulthard has already made the switch from the BBC to Channel 4, but Suzi Perry , the presenter of the BBC's F1 coverage following the departure of Jake Humphrey to BT Sport in 2013, last week ruled out joining him.

Channel Four will show 10 races live - without commercial breaks - and screen extensive highlights of the remaining 11 races scheduled for the upcoming season which gets under way in Melbourne on March 20.