The British commentator for Formula 1, Murray Walker, has passed on. He was 97.
He is widely referred to as the “Voice of Formula 1” in a motorsport commentary endeavour which spanned for decades (more than 50 years) until 2001. He was very popular to the public as the commentator for ITV and BBC in his career. Walker, at a point, turned to a household name in both Britain and worldwide, according to Sky Sports
His demise was disclosed on Saturday according to statement made by the British Racing Drivers’ Club.
“It’s with great and heavy heart to share the sad news of the departure of BRDC Associate Member Murray Walker OBE,” the club posted on social media.
Murray was said to be a friend, a true motorsport legend, the nations favourite commentator with contagious smile.
Formula One had also posted on tweeter pouring their heavy heart expressing how immensely sad it is to hear the news that Murray Walker is gone.
Murray’s passion and enthusiasm for the sport has motivated millions of fans globally.
Formula1 went on to tweet that he will forever be remembered and be a part of motorsport history
We are immensely sad to hear that Murray Walker has passed away
His passion and love of the sport inspired millions of fans around the world
He will forever be a part of our history, and will be dearly missed pic.twitter.com/cMwLjjqxAj
— Formula 1 (@F1) March 13, 2021
Murray Walker retired in 2001 as a full-time motorsport commentator. He was born in 1923, Birmingham, England.