Murray Walker’s energy and enthusiasm lit up living rooms on Sundays and his famous ‘Murrayisms’ will live on forever

It was an unmistakable start to any F1 Grands Prix from THE voice of motorsport, Murray Walker. Walker was born in 1923 and his father Graham raced motorcycles and after a stint in the tank regiment during the war, Walker also tried his hand at racing. But his calling was at the racetrack and he was given his first chance at the 1949 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Walker was made full-time in 1978 at the BBC and headed up their coverage before shifting across to ITV before he retired in 2001. Whenever he commentated, Walker stood up, which allowed him to amplify his excitement and made his style famous across the world. “With half the race gone there is half the race to go”. “Either that car is stationary or it’s on the move”. “It’s a sad ending, albeit a happy one, here at Montreal for today’s Grand Prix”. Walker was also down to earth with a fantastic sense of humor.

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