Will Buxton Sheds Light on F1 Paddock Dynamics

He is also familiar to viewers of Netflix's "Drive to Survive," where he provides in-depth analysis of each season's developments.

Will Buxton, a key figure within the F1TV presenting team, recently appeared on the Red Flags Podcast, offering insight into his extensive experience in Formula 1’s paddock through a series of rapid questions.

With a career spanning over a decade in motorsport journalism, having contributed to Speed and NBC Sports prior to his F1TV role, Buxton’s expertise is well-regarded.

He is also familiar to viewers of Netflix’s “Drive to Survive,” where he provides in-depth analysis of each season’s developments.

A notable moment in Buxton’s career involved a critique of Sergio Perez’s performance at the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix, suggesting Perez “looked like a rookie” following collisions with Esteban Ocon and Sergey Sirotkin.

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This commentary led to a private confrontation with Perez after the series aired.

Buxton candidly shared his views on the drivers, noting Lance Stroll as the one who least enjoys interviews, contrasting with Carlos Sainz’s enthusiasm.

Initially, Daniel Ricciardo would have been his pick for the most engaging interviewee if not for his challenging start to the 2024 season.

Lance Stroll, despite being just 25 years old, has shown a veteran’s resilience with 146 Grand Prix starts.

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His entry into F1 in 2017 with Williams marked him as the second-youngest driver to compete in the sport, trailing only behind Max Verstappen. Stroll has achieved three podium finishes, his most recent at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix.

This victory came after a series of fortunate events, including a pit-stop error and a puncture that afflicted George Russell, leading Stroll to seize the podium.

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His other notable finish was a third place at an unpredictable race in Italy, which Pierre Gasly won.

Stroll’s career has been under scrutiny, with opinions divided on his potential within the sport. Eddie Jordan, a former F1 team boss, expressed uncertainty over Lawrence Stroll’s continued leadership of the team.

Similarly, journalist Joe Saward voiced doubts regarding Lance Stroll’s speed and motivation to win a race, highlighting the ongoing debate about his capabilities and future in Formula 1.