“These accounts are fascinating and packed with genuinely meaningful introspection and reflection… massively poignant.”
“Buxton remains respectful but softly tenacious throughout, getting to the core of every driver’s psyche. An utterly fascinating book.”
“For anyone who enjoys knowing about the real people who are the heroes of motor sport, and their personalities, hopes and fears, this book gives a first-rate insight into those behind-the-scenes challenges they have faced.”
“I was moved emotionally by many of the testimonies, and those aren’t words I often use in the context of books on motorsport… a fascinating book.”
“As ever with everything published by Evro the book itself is immaculate, produced to the highest quality.”
Born in 1981 in Portsmouth, England, Buxton grew up living on the Malvern hills and was a chorister at Worcester Cathedral. Later educated at the Lord Wandsworth and Farnborough Sixth Form Colleges in Hampshire, he penned an undergraduate thesis on ‘The Politics of Formula 1’ during his time at Leeds University.
His first break in journalism came writing for GrandPrix.com in 2001 before a full-time role as Staff Writer at the Official Formula 1 Magazine arrived in 2002. With the demise of the publication in 2004, Buxton toured the European Formula 1 races living in a camper van, writing for the Metro newspaper in London. His exploits came to the attention of the new GP2 Series, for which he became Director of Communications over the next three years.