Murray Walker OBE is known throughout the world as the unmistakable voice of Formula One. Developing a unique commentary style, Murray's fever pitch "Go, Go, Go," delivery made every race seem exciting and kept radio listeners and television viewers on the edges of their seats for decades, until his retirement in 2001.
Born in 1923, the young Murray followed in the wheel tracks of his famous father, Graham Walker, who was a pre-war motor cycle racing champion, and the BBC's much-loved radio commentator on the Sport from 1935 to 1962.
After serving in WW2, Murray developed a highly successful career in the advertising business. As a hobby he competed successfully in motor cycle sport before moving into commentating. When his father passed away, Murray became Britain's Number One in motorsport with the microphone and developed an awesome knowledge, commentating in the UK and internationally on radio and television on virtually every type of motorsport.
When Murray hung up his microphone at the end of 2001 a great era came to an end, for F1 racing without him is like having Wimbledon without strawberries and cream, the boat race without Oxford and Cambridge or cricket without the Ashes.
Author of many motorsport books and videos, Murray continues to entertain with his appearances at corporate functions and his light-hearted, anecdotal after-dinner speeches, drawing on over half a century's experience of the sport he loves.