NBC’s new pit lane reporter is indeed Will Buxton! Buxton announced the move earlier today on Twitter, thus completing the network’s Formula 1 broadcast team in 2013. With SPEED’s old crew at the helm, it should be an easy transition for American fans.
Many have been skeptical of NBC’s commitment to Formula 1 and how the network would handle the sport. SPEED’s broadcast always left much to be desired. Budget constraints and a lack of interest from the network were to blame and a fresh start on a new network may be just what the sport needs in an emerging market. Since joining SPEED’s team, Buxton has been one of Formula 1’s greatest assets in the states and hopefully we can all expect big things to come in 2013!
Photo courtesy of Will Buxton.