Why does no one like James Allen (F1 Commentator)?
And why is he leaving BBC 2009 coverage of F1.
- SkyfoxLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
James Allen is way too biased to be a commentator. His love of Lewis Hamilton and all things McLaren is blindlingly obvious and increasingly annoying. He criticises Ferrari's behaviour but is silent when McLaren are in the wrong. He was a journalist for Autosport magazine and yet comes across as knowing practically nothing about Formula One. His voice is grating. He looks like a Tory Boy yuppie who has no charisma or charm. He took over from Murray Walker when he retired and many see him as a very poor replacement (but then anyone would have been, Murray is a living Legend in F1!)
For me though it's how he is just completely fake at being enthusiastic and excited about F1. Murray was so natural about his love for the sport and still is, but James is fake, such as his stupid over the top commentating when Jenson Button won his first (and at present) only GP victory, his idiotic questioning of a very emotional Jackie Stewart after his teams victory at Nurburgring for the 1999 European Grand Prix. (that back slap....uugggghh) His obsession and bias for Hamilton goes beyond sickening. (Yes, he is a British Driver and you commentate for a British F1 Sports channel, but Martin Brundle isn't as fawning about Lewis, James for goodness sake!)
So those are a few typical reasons why he is hated, so don't be surprised if you see answers just saying 'because he's a cock'
As for the BBC it may be due to the negativity which fans view him that has been well documented, as the reason why they don't want him or they may just want to go with their own line up for 2009.Source(s): F1 Fan
- AmyLv 44 years ago
James Allen is annoying; he was almost orgasmic today when Jenson Button won the Hungarian Grand Prix. Even though he made mistakes, Murray Walker was highly entertaining and in person, a very nice man. Thank heavens for Martin Brundle, but Anthony Davidson wasn't very good at all today; he was far too biased.