Tributes flow for ‘National Treasure’ Walker
By Mat Coch
Sunday 14th March, 2021 - 6:09am
Following the death of the legendary Murray Walker, the motorsport community has expressed its grief.
Lead F1 commentator for the BBC (and latterly ITV) from 1976 until 2001, Walker died overnight at the age of 97.
It’s with great sadness we share the news of the passing of BRDC Associate Member Murray Walker OBE.
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. pic.twitter.com/3Of3Ia3nMB
— BRDC (@BRDCSilverstone) March 13, 2021
Rest in Peace Murray Walker. Wonderful man in every respect. National treasure, communication genius, Formula One legend.
— Martin Brundle 💙 (@MBrundleF1) March 13, 2021
We are immensely sad to hear that Murray Walker has passed away
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 pic.twitter.com/cMwLjjqxAj
— Formula 1 (@F1) March 13, 2021
The voice of F1 and a true legend of our sport. His legacy will forever live on. Rest in peace, Murray. https://t.co/3fNedRQHLs
— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) March 13, 2021
“Lucky is the word: my work has taken me round the world umpteen times to countries I would never otherwise have visited, and I have rubbed shoulders with some outstanding people.
“I have been incredibly, gigantically lucky.”
– Murray Walker, 1923-2021https://t.co/ZWCixmsAmw
— Formula 1 (@F1) March 13, 2021
He was the voice of @F1 to millions and his love, passion and positivity for our sport were unmatched.
You will be truly missed, Murray Walker ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mXVDID6GdS
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) March 13, 2021
Like millions of F1 fans, all of us at McLaren are deeply saddened by the news that Murray Walker has passed away.
He brought our sport to generations by sharing his passion and knowledge with humour and humility. Our thoughts are with all who had the fortune to know him. pic.twitter.com/0NBS1KWxpE
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) March 13, 2021
— Damon Hill (@HillF1) March 13, 2021
The voice of our sport for so many years.
We’re deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the great Murray Walker.
We’ll miss you, Murray ❤️ https://t.co/J2bvX6NRcZ
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) March 13, 2021
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time. We will miss you Murray and 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 😢 pic.twitter.com/12x1zXjrOB
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) March 13, 2021
Rest in peace, Murray Walker. A true legend of F1. Thanks for making millions of fans love our sport. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/F5cEvuycm9
— Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN (@alfaromeoracing) March 13, 2021
I’m deeply saddened by the loss of Murray Walker.
— Mika Häkkinen (@F1MikaHakkinen) March 13, 2021
When we talk about legends in F1, Murray Walker is one of the few to earn the status outside of the cockpit. He was a master of his trade and will always be the voice of F1. Rest in peace, Murray. pic.twitter.com/CgeL0O8zUq
— Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) March 13, 2021
We are all very sad to hear that Murray Walker, the voice of motorsport, passed away earlier today. pic.twitter.com/QJSlILyyP4
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) March 13, 2021
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) March 13, 2021
Tonight we pay tribute to the voice of F1, the legendary Murray Walker, who brought joy to so many of us.
Rest in peace, Murray. May you once again tussle for the mic with James Hunt. May your Murrayisms entertain all for ever more. pic.twitter.com/FjKyuOALV1
— Alpine F1 Team (@AlpineF1Team) March 13, 2021
Saying goodbye to an icon of motorsport, Murray Walker. Thank you for capturing, and keeping, the attention of many F1 fans for generations 🙏
And we’ve got to stop, because we’ve got a lump in our throat ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QqJgCUrp6W
— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) March 13, 2021