Born In: Hall Green, Birmingham, England
Graeme Murray Walker was an English journalist and motorsport commentator. He was born and brought up in Birmingham, England, to a Formula One enthusiast and sales director of a motorcycle company, Graham Walker. Interestingly, Walker did commentary for Formula 1 initially with his father for BBC. Walker attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and left the army after gaining the title of captain. He worked in advertising for a major part of his life and continued to do it even when he started commentating for Formula 1. Throughout the 1970s, Walker did full-time commentary for BBC until 1997 and then he joined ITV Network and worked along Martin Brundle in commentating for F1. He announced that he was to retire from Formula 1 in 2000 but returned back to the microphone in 2005 with BBC. He also wrote books on Formula One titled Murray Walker’s Grand Prix Year with Hazelton Publishing for many years. He was known for his interesting analysis and enthusiastic take on Formula 1 and people used to love him for his conduct and positive approach in everything.
Also Known As: Graeme Murray Walker
Died At Age: 97
Spouse/Ex-: Elizabeth Walker
father: Graham walker
mother: Elsie Spratt
Born Country: England
place of death: Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England
education: Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
From 1987-1997, Murray wrote annuals for the Grand Prix season for Hazelton Publishing titled Murray Walker’s Grand Prix Year. These books are very famous amongst the Formula 1 enthusiasts for his expert writing and analysis.
Murray Walker married Elizabeth in 1955. The couple had no children. In 2011, a documentary was premiered on BBC 2 with the title Life in the Fast Lane. It was based on his life, showing Walker’s contribution in changing the shape of the Formula One races. It showed all the aspects of his life.
On 13 March 2021, Murray Walker died at the age of 97.
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