The long-lasting broadcaster and well-known voice of System One, Murray Walker, has died on the age of 97.
Walker, whose broadcasting profession spanned greater than 50 years, labored for the BBC and ITV, earlier than he retired from commentating in 2001.
Walker’s distinctive, high-octane type – as soon as described by Australian comedian Clive James as ‘sounding like a person whose trousers are on hearth’ – is eternally ingrained in British sporting tradition.
The British Racing Drivers’ Membership stated in an announcement: “It’s with nice unhappiness we share the information of the passing of BRDC Affiliate Member Murray Walker OBE.
“A good friend, a real motorsport legend, the nation’s favorite commentator and a contagious smile.
“We thank Murray for all he has executed for our group. RIP our good friend.”
Martin Brundle, who commentated alongside Walker within the ultimate years of his profession, led the tributes on social media.
Writing on Twitter, Brundle stated: “Relaxation In Peace, Murray Walker.
“Fantastic man in each respect. Nationwide treasure, communication genius, System One legend.”
F1 tweeted: “We’re immensely unhappy to listen to that Murray Walker has handed away.
“His ardour and love of the game impressed hundreds of thousands of followers around the globe. He’ll eternally be part of our historical past, and will likely be dearly missed.”