Vale Murray Walker
Tributes flowed over the weekend for Murray Walker, aka ‘the voice of Formula 1 racing’, who died on Saturday at 97yo. A WWII veteran, Walker commented on his first Grand Prix for the BBC in 1949 – the start of a career that spanned more than 5 decades before he retired in 2001. He was known for his high-energy commentary style and memorable phrases that became known as ‘Murrayisms’ like “there’s nothing wrong with his car except that it’s on fire”… Former Grand Prix driver Martin Brundle described him as a “national treasure, communication genius, formula 1 legend.”
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