We can all rejoice. NBC Sports has just named former SPEED personality Will Buxton as the pit reporter for all of its F1 coverage in 2013.

This is a welcome turnaround for Buxton, who found out that SPEED was losing F1 — and that he was losing his job — via Twitter.

Buxton will be joining Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs, and Steve Matchett on the 2013 NBC commentary team. With a promised 100 hours of coverage and another promise to send reporters to a few races (Buxton will be at every round), NBC's coverage for next year is sounding pretty awesome.


There is also a chance that Buxton will be alongside Diffey during IndyCar broadcasts next year as the pit reporter there. That has not been announced quite yet.

Will seems pleased.