Former F1 commentator Murray Walker has died at the aged 97 it was announced by the BDRC of which Walker was an associate member.
The Brit first started commentating on motorbike races after WWII and later moved to Formula 1 were he became a legend to fans both in the UK and around the world. He began commentating for the BBC in 1976 and commentated his last race in 2001 with ITV.
Over that time he endeared himself to fans all over for his passionate and enthusiastic commentary as well as many famous catchphrases such as “Unless I’m very much mistaken… I’m very much mistaken” and his infamous race start chant “AND IT’S GO GO GO”. Over his career he also worked with many legendary drivers including 1976 champion James Hunt and current Sky Sports F1 commentator Martin Brundle.
“It’s with great sadness we share the news of the passing of BRDC Associate Member Murray Walker OBE.” announced the BRDC on Twitter
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.
Friend and former colleague Martin Brundle wrote:
“Rest in Peace Murray Walker. Wonderful man in every respect. National treasure, communication genius, Formula One legend.”
He will be sorely missed by the whole F1/motorsport community and GPAddict would like to send our condolences to Murray’s family.