Croft enters his sixth season as 5 live F1 commentator, with former F1 driver Davidson joining him as analyst for the third consecutive year.
Pinkham, 31, has wide experience in sports presentation, including the Isle of Man TT and Masters tennis.
“I love all sports – and I am a massive fan of 5 live,” said Pinkham.
“I can’t wait to get fully involved and immersed in the F1 season and am hugely looking forward to getting face-to-face with the teams – and making my mark with them. I am ready to go.”
Pinkham replaces Holly Samos, who left F1 to spend more time with her family.
5 live and digital station BBC 5 live sports extra will have live commentary of the whole season, including practice, qualifying and the races.
As in 2009 and 2010, the 5 live commentary will be used in the live video coverage of practice on the BBC red button and Sport website.
courtesy of www.bbc.co.uk/sport