RIP Murray Walker, the voice of F1

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Macklaren wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:28 pm
Murray Walker WAS F1 for me. I hope Liberty does something permanent to memorialize his name.
Hope it is not too gimmicky. Maybe an award of some sort would be great.

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You had a way to almost reach out from the screen on a personal level and speak to us in such a endearing way filled with such enthusiasm, the true voice of formula 1.

Rest in peace Murray Walker

Let me share a video if I may of your friend Martin Brundle remembering you it’s so beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time


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He was just electric no matter what he did =D>

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Cheers Murray. You are the memory in my head of F1.

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By far, he was the best F1 announcer.

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Macklaren wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:28 pm
Murray Walker WAS F1 for me. I hope Liberty does something permanent to memorialize his name.
Every race should have Murray Walker finish line!

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What a man ! He gave many of us some fine memories let us celebrate this legend and his enthousiasm for motorsport
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RIP legend. Your voice and personality will forever live on in our hearts. =D>

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Seems strange listening to his commentary on the '95 Canada GP in the testing lunchtime break.

Dear old "Muddy Talker" was often hopeless and got so many things wrong but it did with so much enthusiasm and affection for his sport and the people doing it. I well remember watching Murray back when I was a kid and both my father and I rolling our eyes at all of his mistakes. But his enthusiasm carried you through. A legend.
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He’s quite possibly the greatest sports commentator of all time regardless of sport. In addition to his 23 years as a full-time commentator the man presented, covered, or wrote about F1

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nick p wrote:
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He’s quite possibly the greatest sports commentator of all time regardless of sport. In addition to his 23 years as a full-time commentator the man presented, covered, or wrote about F1
Greatest ever for sure. Who even comes close ? John Motson ?
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NathanOlder wrote:
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nick p wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:18 pm
He’s quite possibly the greatest sports commentator of all time regardless of sport. In addition to his 23 years as a full-time commentator the man presented, covered, or wrote about F1
Greatest ever for sure. Who even comes close ? John Motson ?
I'm struggling to think of anyone else. He was perfect for motorsport.

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nick p wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:18 pm
He’s quite possibly the greatest sports commentator of all time regardless of sport. In addition to his 23 years as a full-time commentator the man presented, covered, or wrote about F1
* UK commentator.

As an American, Murray only came into our houses via highlight reels or Youtube. I dod enjoy him when I heard him though. RIP

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Watching F1 , as a much younger man, on a tele-vision , was a feast.
Not from the picture quality, the excitement came from Murray Walker.
A fantastic voice to put you on the edge of your seat.
A wonderful person, who lead me through not so exciting races, tragedy’s, emotions and epic races .
It was al loss for me ( and many more I think) when he retired.
The news of him crossing the finish line , touched my heart.
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Hoffman900 wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:12 pm
nick p wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:18 pm
He’s quite possibly the greatest sports commentator of all time regardless of sport. In addition to his 23 years as a full-time commentator the man presented, covered, or wrote about F1
* UK commentator.

As an American, Murray only came into our houses via highlight reels or Youtube. I dod enjoy him when I heard him though. RIP
No asterisk. Greatest commentator.

I'm American too, and I grew up with Murray and James Hunt. I grew up in Buffalo, NY, across the river from Ontario, Canada. We got 3 Canadian TV stations, and CBC showed the BBC broadcast of F1 races after their late news on Sunday nights.

I fell in love with F1 in the mid '80s watching Murray and James on those CBC re-broadcasts.

Murray is the best sports announcer I have ever seen, in any sport, any country.

Let's not forget he was driving around in a tank in WWII as well; I know he did some time in North Africa against Rommel at one point.

God bless that man!

I spent several hours watching Murray-related content last night on Youtube. There is a TON of stuff out there to enjoy.

To say he'll be missed is the understatement of the century.