Jake Humphrey, who has held the position since the BBC won the broadcast rights in 2009, will leave in order to present BT Vision’s Premier League football coverage.
42-year-old Suzi Perry has covered various motorsports including a ten-year stint presenting MotoGP.
“Motorsport is my life and I’ve really missed being away from the grid,” she said of the new opportunity.
“I am so excited to be joining the BBC. Working alongside such an eminent team and the F1 world is a huge honour and I can’t wait to get started.”
The corporation also confirmed it had extended its deal to broadcast half the races until 2018.
The ten races it will show in 2013 include; China, Spain, Canada, Britain, Belgium, Italy, Japan, India, Brazil and the yet to be named additional European event.