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Legendary commentator Murray Walker, the voice of motorsport has passed away, the BRDC has announced.

Murray, who turned 97 last year, was the voice of F1 until his retirement from full-time commentary in 2001 and remained involved in motorsport until only recently.

Murray Walker (10 October 1923 – 13 March 2021)

We are very sad to hear that Murray Walker, the voice of motorsport, passed away earlier today.

Murray was the voice of F1 for so many. Many grew up listening to his unmistakable commentary and his enthusiasm for the sport was infectious. He provided unforgettable commentary on many of the most iconic moments. His passion for the sport was infectious, and never failed to make people smile.

He will be greatly missed, but rest assured his voice will live on. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

We can only sign off by drawing on one of his most legendary pieces of commentary…

“And we’ve got to stop. Because we’ve got a lump in our throat”

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