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Murray Walker RIP
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:55 pm    Post subject: Murray Walker RIP Reply with quote

Sadly he has passed away

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9358807/Former-Formula-One-commentator-Murray-Walker-dies-aged-97.html

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad, amazing that he commentated at the 1949 British GP, and continued for over 5o years, many of us grew up listening to his commentaries,
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read that he was a Tank Commander during the war.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great commentator but I sometimes thought the competitors he commented on could see him far enough. My impression was that when he was remarking how well someone was doing the very next thing was that they were off the track! And a frequent occurrence too.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was rumoured that Nigel Mansell had considered offering him money not to mention him in the commentary, due to the crashes and breakdowns that often followed.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Remember this?
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The lead car is unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.

I think it was the Tyrrell P34.
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