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Buxton in 2014
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Whilst at university Buxton started writing for GrandPrix.com. In 2002 he joined the Official Formula 1 Magazine, and was a staff writer there until it closed in February 2004, when he went on to freelance work.
Buxton was offered the role of press officer for the inaugural GP2 Series of 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 2010, Buxton joined Speed, a motorsports channel which was owned by Fox Sports, as Formula 1 pit-lane reporter, until they lost the rights to broadcast F1 at the end of 2012. In 2013, the broadcasting rights for Formula 1 went to NBC Sports, where Buxton resumed his role as pit-lane reporter, as well as later joining NBC's broadcast team for Indycar races, until 2017.
Buxton returned to Formula 1 in an official capacity in 2018, becoming Formula One Group's first Digital Presenter. He hosts a number of features on their official YouTube channel, including Paddock Pass, a feature he carried over from NBC.
Buxton was forced to miss his usual F1 digital presentation duties at the 2020 Russian Grand Prix and the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix after testing positive for SARS-2 coronavirus. Lawrence Barretto stood in for him during this period.
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Buxton was born in Portsmouth, but grew up in Malvern, Worcestershire. He attended King's School, Worcester where he was a chorister at Worcester Cathedral under Donald Hunt. He went on to study at Lord Wandsworth College and Sixth Form College, Farnborough in Hampshire before studying Politics at the University of Leeds.
In 2018 Buxton announced he was engaged to Victoria Helyar, who worked in marketing for Racing Point F1 Team.