BBC's Formula 1 coverage wins Bafta television award

BBC Sport's coverage of the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has been honoured with a Bafta television award.

The programme, hosted by Jake Humphrey, captured all the action and drama as Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel clinched the Formula 1 world title.

BBC Sport had two other nominated productions: Wales v England in the Six Nations, and its coverage of Wimbledon.

ITV's coverage of the Chelsea's FA Cup Final victory over Portsmouth was also shortlisted by Bafta.

"The team are delighted," said Ben Gallop, the BBC's head of F1.

"It was a fantastic season last year and the climax of the campaign in Abu Dhabi was amazing.

"We feel privileged to bring that excitement to the viewers at home.

"We tried to get the audience as close as possible to the action and this award is testament to the brilliant efforts of the on-air talent, the production team and our technical crew, who have put in an fantastic effort throughout the season."

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