Mike Gascoyne is eyeing a regular role as an expert pundit for Britain's television coverage of formula one.

Mike Gascoyne is eyeing a regular role as an expert pundit for Britain's television coverage of formula one.

The former Renault, Toyota and Force India technical boss, ousted by the latter team at the end of 2008, substituted in Shanghai for BBC regular Eddie Jordan.

Former team owner and boss Jordan will be back in the role this weekend in Bahrain, but Gascoyne was a hit with both producers and viewers as he sparred with fellow pundit David Coulthard in China.

The Daily Mail quotes Briton Gascoyne, formerly perhaps the highest paid engineer in formula one, as revealing that feedback from his one-off appearance was "brilliant".

The newspaper said Gascoyne, who is also keen to get back into the sport as an engineer, now wants to replace Jordan permanently.

"(He) is making no secret of his ambition to usurp EJ, who will be back for the Bahrain GP," the Daily Mail said.

Gascoyne worked for Jordan between 1998 and 2000, before departing for the Benetton/Renault team.

 

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