Peter Windsor is to be replaced in his role as grid reporter for SPEED TV's coverage of the 2010 F1 season.
The American broadcaster has revealed that Briton Will Buxton – founding editor of the GPWeek
publication and former GP2 press officer – will replace Windsor for the season ahead as the latter 'remains focused on his start-up USF1 project'.
Westbury Gillett will take on the role for the opening rounds of the year while Buxton and wife Emma – former press officer for the Super Aguri team – await the arrival of their first child.
“First up, I've got to admit that I'm just massively excited about the whole thing,” Buxton said. “It's a huge honour to be joining the SPEED team, and in particular to be doing so at the start of what could be an incredible era in the history of Formula 1.
“F1 is a bit of a soap opera at times. As a journalist it's what makes the sport such a joy to report on. There's always something going on in the background, and I won't shy away from doing my best to get to the heart of every issue. That said, I don't think that my job at SPEED is simply to report the news. Far from it.
“As one of the lucky few who can actually get into the F1 paddock, I think that probably my biggest responsibility is to open it all up to the American fans: to invite them in, sit them down, introduce them to a few people and show them what's going on. It's the fans that make this sport, so my job is to give them the access they deserve.”