Formula 1 lost one of its iconic voices on Saturday with the announcement of Murray Walker dead at the age of 97.
A motorsport enthusiast and former motorcyclist, Walker began his career in suspension in 1948 after serving in World War II.
In the Formula 1 world, the Birmingham Southern Suburban has distinguished himself throughout his extremely rich career. On the other side of the channel, Murray Walker was the commentator on the F1 Grands Prix between 1976 and 2001, first on BBC and then on ITV. The British Drivers Club (BRDC) announced the sad news in a statement.
« It is with great sadness that we share with you the news of the death of our associate member, Murray Walker. He was a friend, a true motorsport legend, and our country’s favorite commentator thanks to his enthusiasm and infectious smile. We thank Murray for his work in our community. Rest in peace, my dear friend ».
We share with deep sorrow the news of the death of BRDC Associate Member Murray Walker OBE.
A friend, a true motorsport legend, a favorite of nations commentator and an infectious smile.
We thank Murray for everything he has done for our community.
Our friend tore off. pic.twitter.com/3Of3Ia3nMB
BRDC (BRDCSilverstone) March 13, 2021
In the United Kingdom, Murray Walker was held in high esteem by motorsport fans who for more than decades accompanied him with his celebrity Moraes », His own ethnic comments, which made more than laughter. An example of these kind words: I do not make predictions, but rather those that turn out to be wrong immediately ».
Former drivers, teams, promoters, and governing bodies: Car racing greetings soon poured in from around the world following the announcement of the death of Murray Walker.
« We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Murray WalkerF1 reaction in an official statement. His passion and love for the sport have inspired millions of fans around the world. It will be a part of our history forever and we will miss it a lot ».
« I am so sad to hear about the death of Murray Walker, commentator on the F1 Grands Prix for over 25 years for BBC and ITV, especially with James Hunt.Jean Todt, president of the FIA, replied. It has been the voice of Formula 1 and honors all members of the FIA family. My thoughts are with loved ones ».
We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Murray Walker
His passion and love for the sport have inspired millions of fans around the world
It will forever remain a part of our history, and it will be sorely missed pic.twitter.com/cMwLjjqxAj
Formula 1 (@ F1) March 13, 2021
It is very sad to learn of Murray Walker’s death. @ F1 A Grand Prix commentator for over 25 years at BBC and ITV, particularly with James Hunt, he was the voice of Formula 1. All @Son The family greets him. My thoughts are with loved ones. pic.twitter.com/NtD178U8HF
JeanTodt March 13, 2021
Ex-driver Martin Brandle, who commented on the Grand Prix with MurrayWalker after F1’s move to ITV in 1997, paid tribute to the memory of National treasure, connection genius, and Formula 1 legend ».
Rest in peace, Murray Walker. A wonderful man in every respect. National Treasure, Communication Genius, Formula One Legend.
– Martin Brandle (@ MBrundleF1) March 13, 2021
AUTO Editorial Boardweekly He joins the motorsports community in extending his sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Murray Walker.
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