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Formula 1

Legendary F1 commentator Murray Walker passes away

The former Formula 1 commentator was the 'voice of F1' for decades. He sadly passed away aged 97.

Murray Walker
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Legendary Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died at the age of 97. He was a stalwart of the sport for decades, commentating full-time for 23 years between 1978 and 2001.

Formula 1 issued a statement regarding the untimely passing, stating Walker will forever be a part of the sport's history.

"We are immensely sad to hear that Murray Walker has passed away," read a statement. "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."

Walker's first Grand Prix commentary came at Silverstone in 1949. He became well-known for his enthusiasm and passion towards F1, calling some of the most memorable moments in Formula 1 history.

Current F1 pundit Martin Brundle was Walker's final co-commentator and he was one of the first people to pay tribute to the F1 icon.


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