Will Buxton

A motorsport journalist, commentator, broadcaster and presenter, Will Buxton has had the rare luxury of turning his life’s great passion into something resembling work for the better part of the last 20 years.

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.

A return to Formula 1 journalism in 2008 as Editor of GPWeek also saw his first forays into commentary on the GP2 world feed, his style and passion forging a pathway to the SPEED channel in the USA. He would become their Formula 1 pitlane reporter, moving to NBC when the Formula 1 rights transferred in 2013.

In 2018 Buxton became Formula 1’s first Digital Presenter, completing the circle to return to his very first home in the sport with a role within the official Formula 1 family, during a year that saw him report on his 200th Formula 1 and 400th career race.

He lives in Oxfordshire with his fiancée Victoria.

Books by Will Buxton