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    RIP Murray Walker

    Legendary Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died at the age of 97.

    Walker commentated on his first grand prix race for the BBC at Silverstone in 1949 and became a full-time F1 commentator in 1978.

    He became synonymous with F1 through his commentary, first with the BBC and then ITV, before retiring in 2001.

    "He was to so many of us fans of F1 the voice that epitomised the sport we love," said Stuart Pringle, Silverstone managing director.

    "Knowledgeable beyond words and with a passion that occasionally got the better of him in commentary, he brought the sport and some of its greatest moments to life in a way that ensured they remained seared in our memories for ever."

    A statement from the British Racing Drivers' Club said: "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 nation's favourite commentator and a contagious smile.

    "We thank Murray for all he has done for our community. RIP our friend."

    Walker's co-commentators included the late James Hunt and Martin Brundle, who paid tribute to his former colleague on social media.

    "Wonderful man in every respect," said Brundle. "National treasure, communication genius, Formula 1 legend."

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    R I P Murray, a legend in F1.
    If you're not sure what to do with the ball, just put it in the net, and we'll talk about the other options later... Bob Paisley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyebo View Post
    R I P Murray, a legend in F1.
    Back when F1 used to actually be a decent watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedNoodle View Post
    Back when F1 used to actually be a decent watch.
    Indeed Noods.
    If you're not sure what to do with the ball, just put it in the net, and we'll talk about the other options later... Bob Paisley.

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    RIP Murray. Always loved your enthusiasm for whatever you were doing.

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    Absolute Gold.

    Rest in Peace Murray - Sherman tank commander at the Reichswald as well!

    Your hobbies are rollerblading and you're also a bit of a rat-hound? Steel Wool
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