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8. Will Buxton

will buxton
Age 42
Occupation Digital Presenter, Formula 1
Nationality British
Position Last Year New

Will Buxton is one of modern motorsport’s most popular and highly regarded broadcast journalists.

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As a host, presenter, reporter, analyst, critic and pundit, Will has become one of the most recognisable faces in his field. A respected journalist with almost 20 years of experience, an author and an award-winning voiceover artist, few other media celebrities in their field have the reach or breadth of experience and expertise.

While at university, Buxton started writing for GrandPrix.com. In 2002 he joined the Official Formula 1 Magazine and was a staff writer until it closed in February 2004, when he went freelance.

Will Buxton was offered the press officer role for the inaugural GP2 Series 2005 and was later promoted to Director of Communications. In 2008 Buxton became editor of the GPWeek virtual magazine, and in 2009 he started providing live commentary for the GP2 Series and GP2 Asia Series for Formula One Group.

In 2014 Buxton was invited to participate in the inaugural Florida Winter Series. He only participated in 3 events, alongside future Formula One drivers Max Verstappen, Lance Stroll and Nicholas Latifi.

In 2018 he became Formula 1’s first Digital Presenter and the host of all the sport’s official digital content, in a season which saw him attend and report on his 200th F1 and 500th career race.

Much in demand, he has represented and worked with global brands, including Parmigiani Fleurier, American Express, A Bathing Ape, Panasonic and LG.

Buxton has appeared in all five seasons of Netflix’s documentary series Formula 1: Drive to Survive based on the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Formula 1 seasons giving his opinions on the events covered in the series.

In 2019, Buxton released his first book, My Greatest Defeat: Stories of Hardship and Hope from Motor Racing’s Finest Heroes, featuring illustrations from Giuseppe Camuncoli.

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