Former Formula One commentator Murray Walker has died at the age of 97
Murray provided television commentary of live Formula 1 coverage for the BBC between 1978 and 1996, and for ITV between 1997 and 2001.
“It’s with great sadness we share the news of the passing of BRDC Associate Member Murray Walker OBE,” said The British Racing Drivers’ Club.
“A friend, a true motorsport legend, the nations favourite commentator and a contagious smile.
“Murray will be sadly missed, his mark and voice will live on in motorsport and our hearts forever.”
Sky F1 commentator, David Croft, said: “Rest in Peace Murray Walker, a gentleman and a legend in every sense of the word.
“It was an honour to know you, a delight to spend time in your company and inspiring to listen and learn from you. THE voice of Formula 1 and always will be. Thankyou xx”
Murray commentated on his first grand prix race for the BBC at Silverstone in 1949 and became a full-time F1 commentator in 1978.
Rest in Peace Murray Walker. Wonderful man in every respect. National treasure, communication genius, Formula One legend.
— Martin Brundle ? (@MBrundleF1) March 13, 2021