The world of motorsport and beyond have paid their respects to the legendary ‘voice of Formula 1’, Murray Walker, after he passed away aged 97.
Walker’s passion for motor racing shone through every one of his iconic broadcasts and gave viewers around the globe plenty of laughs and tears over the decades.
He was and still will be a beloved figure held dear by many and that was apparent by the floods of tributes posted on social media after his passing was announced.
Thanks for the memories, Murray, and here is a selection of those tributes made to a broadcasting icon, starting with a couple of men who knew him very well indeed.
Rest in Peace Murray Walker. Wonderful man in every respect. National treasure, communication genius, Formula One legend.
— Martin Brundle 💙 (@MBrundleF1) March 13, 2021
— Damon Hill (@HillF1) March 13, 2021
Formula 1 teams also shared their messages of condolence and respect to ‘Muzza’.
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
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
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
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
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) March 13, 2021
And even the current crop of Formula 1 drivers were very much aware of Walker’s legendary status.
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
— 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