Earlier today, we learned the SPEED will be losing coverage of Formula One next year after 17 straight years of bringing the races to America.
The various personalities involved in the broadcasts seem to have known about the change and have taken to Twitter in order to thank fans for the years of watching and to make sure that they enjoy the last five races of the season.
But nobody at SPEED told pit reporter Will Buxton.
As the pit reporter, Buxton and a camera man are the only members of the SPEED crew that are on the ground at the races during a Grand Prix weekend. He may be the newest member of the team, but he's been there for three seasons now, which isn't exactly nothing.
This is how he found out:
Just read the news via twitter. Can't help but feel a pit on my stomach had to learn this way. But that's life. Onwards my friends. ❤ U all.— Will Buxton (@willbuxton) October 12, 2012
Guys I'm finding out at the same time as you. I've known for a while it was on the rocks. But I've just got into bed to this news.— Will Buxton (@willbuxton) October 12, 2012
No call. No text. No nothing. So I don't know any of this is 100% yet. If it is, then I want to thank SPEED for 3 incredible years.— Will Buxton (@willbuxton) October 12, 2012
So basically, an integral member of the broadcast team wasn't told that it was a done deal by his bosses. He found out on the internets just like we all did.
But Buxton did issue one positive declaration: The night before the USGP will be epic.
And whoever is coming to MY night out in Austin... Oh my god. We are going to get messed up.— Will Buxton (@willbuxton) October 12, 2012
Make sure to meet up with Will if you're in Austin for the GP and drink a few cold ones.
Photo Credit: @willbuxton