Show #169 Will Buxton, Revealing Hardships of History’s Greatest Race Car Drivers


Journalist’s Passion Leads to High Profile Digital Platform

A motor racing broadcaster, commentator and journalist, Will Buxton has had the rare pleasure of turning his great passion into something resembling work for the better part of 20 years. His career has taken him around the world countless times to report on everything from Formula 1 to World Rally to Indycar. While the happy mistake of falling into television as a Formula 1 pit-lane reporter in the United States for the SPEED channel and later NBC Sports, followed by his current role as the first Digital Presenter in F1 history, has made him one of the most recognized faces and voices in the sport, his first love was and remains writing. Buxton lives in Oxfordshire, England.

Behind the Scenes, Race Car Driver Insights

Will’s new book, My Greatest Defeat: Stories of hardship and hope from motor racing’s finest heroes, is a collection of honest and revealing insights into 20 of the greatest living racing drivers, legends of the worlds of Formula 1, Indycar, NASCAR, Le Mans and Rally. Interviews conducted specially for this book are with (in alphabetical order) Mario Andretti, Derek Bell, Emerson Fittipaldi, Dario Franchitti, Jeff Gordon, Mika Häkkinen, Damon Hill, Jimmie Johnson, Tom Kristensen, Niki Lauda, Sebastien Loeb, Felipe Massa, Rick Mears, Emanuele Pirro, Alain Prost, Carlos Sainz, Jackie Stewart, Bobby Unser, Ari Vatanen and Alex Zanardi. Find his book at your local bookstore or on Amazon http://bit.ly/WillBuxtonBook

We are honored to have Will Buxton on the show. Follow him at @wbuxtonofficial on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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