Will Buxton is the reporter for NBC Sports Group’s inaugural Formula One coverage.
Buxton has been entrenched in F1 for nearly a decade, working as a print reporter, a communications executive and a television journalist.
In 2010, Buxton’s work came to the attention of SPEED and he left his journalism career in order to become the network’s F1 pit reporter. That same year, Buxton conducted the first of many F1 post-race top 3 driver interviews for the world television feed, and in 2012 conducted post-race podium interviews for the GP2 and GP3 championships.
Buxton is a full member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and in 2012 was appointed as the first and sole television representative on the FIA Media Communications Group (formerly known as The Press Council.) He is Editor at Large of GP International Magazine, voices the Official Formula 1 Season Review DVD and BluRay, and keeps a popular racing blog.
In 2005, Buxton was chosen as press officer for the new GP2 Series, F1’s official feeder championship. Within a year he was working as the Director of Communications, a position he held until 2007 when he returned to journalism. He then became the Editor of GPWeek Magazine in January 2008. In 2009, Buxton made his on-air debut as lead announcer for the world feed on the GP2 and GP3 championships, and has done so each year since.
His first step into motorsport journalism came in 2001 when he began writing for GrandPrix.com, moving on to become staff writer at Bernie Ecclestone’s Official Formula 1 Magazine in late 2002. Buxton would remain with the magazine until the publication ended in 2004.
Buxton lives in England, five miles from Silverstone, the home of British motorsport.