Murray Walker, Legendary Formula 1 Commentator, Has Died Aged 97

Murray Walker, often revered as the voice of motorsport, has died aged 97, the British Racing Drivers’ Club has announced today.

“It’s with great sadness we share the news of the passing of BRDC Associate Member Murray Walker OBE. A friend, a true motorsport legend, the nations favourite commentator and a contagious smile. We thank Murray for all he has done for our community. RIP our friend.”

With a career that stretched over 50 years, Walker commentated over some of the greatest motorsport the world has ever seen such as Niki Lauda and James Hunt’s championship wins in the ’70s, and Nigel Mansell’s 1992 Championship win. For many, including me, he was the voice of Formula 1, and since he left the F1 in 2001, the sport hasn’t been the same.

Journalists and other professionals from within the industry took to Twitter to voice their sadness over the loss of such an important and brilliant man.

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