He was the voice of F1, and today the world of motorsport has had to say goodbye to the legend Murray Walker who has passed away aged 97. As well as being the unmistakable narration behind the sport’s biggest moments, he was adored by millions around the world and will be unbelievably missed by us all.
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
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
Very sad to learn that Murray Walker has passed away. @F1 Grand Prix commentator for over 25 years for the BBC and ITV, notably with James Hunt, he was the voice of Formula 1. All the @FIA family pays tribute to him. My thoughts are with his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/NtD178U8HF
— Jean Todt (@JeanTodt) March 13, 2021
Teams were quick to share their condolences and pay respect to “the voice of F1”.
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
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
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
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
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
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
We are truly saddened to hear of Murray Walker's passing.
Murray was the voice of @F1 for so many, and provided unforgettable commentary on many of this team's most iconic moments. His passion for the sport was infectious, and never failed to make people smile. pic.twitter.com/YjN8nfSuia
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) March 13, 2021
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) 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
INDYCAR joins the millions of fans around the world mourning the loss of Murray Walker. One of the legendary voices in all of motorsports will be missed. https://t.co/54PlsaG12S
— NTT INDYCAR SERIES (@IndyCar) March 13, 2021
F1 drivers, past and present, also paid their respects to the wonderful commentator who narrated so many of our favourite moments in motorsport.
So sad to hear of Murray’s passing. I remember growing up hearing your voice over the races. You made the sport so much more exciting and captivating. The iconic voice of our sport and a great man, thank you for all you did, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace🙏🏾
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) March 13, 2021
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) March 13, 2021
A man who brought F1 to life, what a sad day for racing. RIP Murray Walker.
— Alex Albon (@alex_albon) 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
Today we say farewell to one of the greats of our sport, Murray was the voice of F1 for so many years, he put his heart and soul into commentating. The legend will always live on in our memories but today in Murray’s words “I’ve got to stop because I have a lump in my throat” pic.twitter.com/Z10RcslkGk
— Jenson Button (@JensonButton) March 13, 2021
Like millions of fans, Murray Walker was a huge part of my childhood.
Despite growing up in India, I used to watch the races on VHS tapes months after the race & his iconic way of commentating got me excited about F1.
— Karun Chandhok (@karunchandhok) March 13, 2021
God bless you Murray Walker. True icon of the sport. May your voice echo in our dreams for many years to come
— Natalie Pinkham (@NataliePinkham) March 13, 2021
Murray Walker, 1923-2021. RIP pic.twitter.com/ocsV0XQCvB
— Channel 4 F1® (@C4F1) March 13, 2021
Oh 😥 RIP Murry Walker. Murry, you commented on my dad and myself and perfectly knew how to pronounce our name… and my wife Julia was more excited to have a picture with you as with Brad Pitt! Your voice is F1 and will remain so! You are a legend!
— alex wurz (@alex_wurz) March 13, 2021
— Damon Hill (@HillF1) March 13, 2021
I'm deeply saddened by the loss of Murray Walker.
— Mika Häkkinen (@F1MikaHakkinen) March 13, 2021
RIP Murray, grew up to your voice and ‘Murrayisms’ on a Sunday afternoon like so many ❤️
— Jack Aitken – 한세용 (@JaitkenRacer) March 13, 2021
Like so many of you, i'm so sad to learn that Murray has passed away. His enthusiasm represented all that is great about our sport and is the reason that so many of us love Formula 1. https://t.co/kq1JhAz35c
— Zak Brown (@ZBrownCEO) March 13, 2021
Everyone at WTF1 sends their condolences to Murray Walker’s family, friends and all that knew him. Rest in Peace, Murray.