Sky are reportedly ready to try and lure Martin Brundle away from the BBC for the start of their live Formula One coverage next year.
It was announced on Friday that Sky and the BBC have been awarded the live rights to F1 from 2012 in a deal which runs until 2018.
The deal will see Sky broadcast all races, qualifying and practice sessions, while half the races and qualifying sessions will still be broadcast live on BBC, including key races such at the British Grand Prix and Monaco Grand Prix, as well as the final race of the season.
Brundle's contract runs out at the end of the current season and according to the Mail on Sunday, there is a chance he could move to Sky - and pocket a £1million-a-year salary.
Brundle took a pay cut when he moved to the BBC after they regained F1 rights from ITV.
He could earn a bumper salary by jumping to Sky to help front their coverage, although according to Sunday's report, whether he leaves the BBC may depend on whether or not Sky want him to be lead commentator.
"I’m still trying to understand the exact details of the Sky/BBC deal," he was quoted as saying.
"I can’t make any decision until then."
Bookmakers William Hill on Friday afternoon reported that Sky Sports presenter Georgie Thompson was their early favourite ahead of Simon Thomas to front Sky's coverage.
Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly told Crunchsports.com: "The current BBC coverage of the F1 is award winning and so Sky will have to bring out all the big guns in order to draw viewers to their coverage."