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Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:02 pm
by Thunderboltdrgn
Former F1 commentor Murray Walker has died at the age of 97 according to BBC.

A statement from the British Racing Drivers' Club said: "It's with great sadness we share the news of the passing of BRDC associate member Murray Walker OBE.


https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/56388596
https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1370795537029603330


Murray Walker, the voice of Formula One, has died aged 97. Walker, whose broadcasting career spanned more than 50 years, worked for the BBC and ITV, before he retired from commentating in 2001.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/ ... es-aged-97

Re: Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:11 pm
by Wallsendmag
Very sad news the voice of F1 for so many years


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Re: Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:24 pm
by cpd
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
Former F1 commentor Murray Walker has died at the age of 97 according to BBC.

A statement from the British Racing Drivers' Club said: "It's with great sadness we share the news of the passing of BRDC associate member Murray Walker OBE.


https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/56388596
https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1370795537029603330


Murray Walker, the voice of Formula One, has died aged 97. Walker, whose broadcasting career spanned more than 50 years, worked for the BBC and ITV, before he retired from commentating in 2001.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/ ... es-aged-97


I knew he was very elderly and that it probably would happen, but I’m really, really sad. On top of all the COVID upheaval and mess, this hurts.

When I was young I’d watch F1 late at night listening to his great commentary.

RIP Murray. :(

Re: Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:45 pm
by scbriml
Aaaannnndddd there goes....

Often passion over accuracy in his commentating, but the man was a legend. His relationship with James Hunt produced one of the all-time great commentating teams. Forza Murray!

Re: Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:42 pm
by noviorbis77
Very sad news.

Truly a remarkable man with remarkable life stories.

RIP.

Re: Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:52 pm
by Kent350787
RIP Murray!

His voice commentating, and not only F1, is such a core part of my Motorsport enjoyment over decades.

Re: Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:52 pm
by Kent350787
RIP Murray!

His voice commentating, and not only F1, is such a core part of my Motorsport enjoyment over decades.

Re: Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:57 pm
by jetwet1
RIP Mr Walker

For me the voice of motorsports growing up.

Re: Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:51 am
by cpd
https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.sky ... es-aged-97

Lewis Hamilton wrote a very nice tribute to Murray Walker. Lewis, like me, also grew up with Murray Walker as the voice of Formula 1. I have a “few” more years on LH though. ;)

Martin Brundle too paid a nice tribute to his friend and colleague. It must have been an incredible experience and a privilege to share the commentary with someone so iconic.