by Miguel98 13 Mar 2021, 18:07
This one hurts to report. Murray Walker has sadly left us today, at age 97. I don't think there's much to add, except that this one hurts. He was, for many of us, the voice of Formula One and motorsport. He was, in my opinion, the greatest behind the mic. He loved motorsport and he loved to report it. May he rest in peace, as we celebrate the life of a man who brought joy to many of us everytime he commentated on the sport.
Personally, I only found out about Murray a few years ago (or better, who he was), with the Murrayisms. But then I realized that I was listening to his commentary for years, when I listened to hours of ESPN's Classic broadcast of old F1 races. He was incredible to hear. Passionate, informative, funny, and despite the obvious british bias, he knew how to keep us informed and entertained in eras where information wasn't as acessible via television as it is today.
He will never be forgotten.
Mario on Gutierrez after the Italian Grand Prix wrote:He's no longer just a bit of a tool, he's the entire tool set.
18-07-2015: Forever in our hearts Jules.
25-08-2015: Forever in our hearts Justin.