A commentator on the hit Netflix show Formula 1: Drive to Survive has been sacked from his job with a rival racing championship after complaints of inappropriate behaviour towards women.
Jack Nicholls, who also provides Formula One coverage for the BBC, lost his job working for the Formula E championship after an external investigation by an employment specialist.
A spokesperson for the electric racing championship said: “Formula E can confirm that an investigation was carried out in response to complaints of inappropriate behaviour received about Jack Nicholls.
Following this investigation, Jack Nicholls’s contract to provide race commentary was terminated.”
Nicholls said: “Although disappointed with the decision, I respect it and accept why it was taken. I want to take full responsibility for what I did and apologise unreservedly for a couple of isolated incidents that has made those concerned feel uncomfortable. I never meant any harm and I am committed to making amends and to be more mindful of my behaviour in future.”
Sources with knowledge of the investigation said it was launched after a formal complaint in March and uncovered allegations of inappropriate touching made by three individuals, one of whom had been in a relationship with Nicholls. During the inquiry Nicholls was not allowed to travel to Formula E circuits around the world, instead providing his commentary on races remotely from a base in London.
Seemed like he was well set to have a long career in F1 and always came across as likeable whenever i heard him, but clearly no place for this behaviour in 2023. I suspect we may have heard the last of him in motorsport.