Eason takes pole position as Times F1 corr

Kevin Eason is to return to the role of The Times‘s Formula One correspondent, a job which saw him once described by Business F1 magazine as the “most powerful journalist” operating in the sport.

On the eve of a F1 season in which Britain’s reigning world champion, Jenson Button, has joined the team of his predecessor as world champion, fellow Briton Lewis Hamilton, Eason is taking over from Ed Gorman.

After lengthy spells travelling to some of the world’s most exotic sporting venues first as Times sailing correspondent and lately as the paper’s F1 reporter, Gorman has been promoted to a desk job on the foreign desk at Wapping.

Eason’s career saw him work at the Birmingham Post and Mail before joining The Times where he worked as motoring correspondent until being appointed motor racing correspondent in 1998. Most recently, his sports desk beat has been sports business and news.

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