Big Time Bash, Twitter takeover make for a busy Thursday for NBCSN’s Will Buxton


The Thursday of a Grand Prix weekend is always busy day, and besides all the usual work done by NBC Sports Group F1 pit reporter and insider Will Buxton, along with producer Jason Swales, there was extra on the day’s agenda this Thursday.

Buxton’s third annual Big Time Bash from the Austin Grand Prix took place at Brazos Hall in downtown Austin, with all donations going toward Meals on Wheels – more info on the amount raised will follow at a later date.

A fantastic event that ran from 6 p.m. through to midnight featured the premiere of Road To: Mercedes, appearances from the NBC broadcast team, drivers Marcus Ericsson, Alexander Rossi and Luca Filippi, a festival of phenomenal prizes and lastly, a surprise appearance by 1978 World Champion and Circuit of the Americas ambassador Mario Andretti – who could not have been more humble and gracious with his time.

Here’s a social roundup of the evening, via Buxton’s Twitter feed, the Austin Grand Prix feed and several others on site:

Prior to the Bash, Buxton took time out of his schedule Thursday for a Twitter takeover of the @F1onNBCSports feed. Here’s his responses: