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David Walker, F1 driver


10 June 1941 (83)
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9th (1972 Spanish Grand Prix)
12th (1972 Belgian Grand Prix)
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1971 Dutch Grand Prix
1972 United States Grand Prix


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about David Walker

David Walker (born 10 June 1941 in Sydney) is an Australian former racing driver who drove for Lotus in the 1971 and 1972 Formula One World Championships.

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season teammate
1971 Reine Wisell
Emerson Fittipaldi
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1972 Emerson Fittipaldi
Dave Charlton
Reine Wisell
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The British Racing Drivers' Club announced on Saturday evening that Walker had died at the age of 97.
The news sent the motorsport world into mourning as tributes poured in for Walker, who served as the lead F1 commentator in the UK between 1976 and 2001.
Seven-time world champion Hamilton recalled how he heard Walker commentate when watching F1 as a child in a post on Instagram shortly ...

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Murray Walker?s was a life extremely well-lived. He brought joy to tens of millions from Southend to Sydney and popularised the sport of motor racing for many generations. But what made Murray Walker the person and the broadcasting legend that he was?
Fittingly for a man who was unique it was an exceptional combination of factors. First his heritage in the sport and passion for it. Like me ...

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My time behind the F1 microphone was the 1980s and ?90s, plus a couple of years either side of them, and what a fabulous period it was. The swansong of the fabled Ford Cosworth DFV engine, the glorious turbo years with their chattering wastegates and spark-showering skid blocks.
Lotus, Ferrari, Williams and McLaren. Honda, BMW and Renault. Superstars Nelson Piquet, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna ...

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Several generations of fans grew up listening to his voice describing the exploits of the likes of Jackie Stewart, James Hunt, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill and Jenson Button.
To the wider public he was best known for his occasional gaffes and the ?trousers on fire? commentary style so famously described by Clive James.
In fact at heart he was a hardworking and hugely knowledgeable ...

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His 23 years as the lead commentator on F1's UK coverage on BBC and ITV helped define grand prix racing for many, and he was as big a star in the paddock as many drivers and team bosses.
Born on October 10, 1923, Walker grew up surrounded by motorsport, with his father Graham being a motorcycle works racer for Rudge, Sunbeam and Norton prior to embarking on his own radio commentary ...

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Walker served as the lead commentator for F1 coverage in Great Britain from 1976 until 2001, becoming an icon within both motorsport and wider sports broadcasting.
In a statement issued by the British Racing Drivers' Club on Saturday evening, it was announced that Walker had died at the age of 97.
"It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of BRDC Associate member Murray ...

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Mercedes driver Hamilton is on track to break Schumacher?s record of 91 grand prix victories in the near future, scoring the 87th win of his career at Silverstone last weekend.
Hamilton is one title behind Schumacher?s record of seven drivers? championships, and has a 30-point lead in the standings after the opening four races of the 2020 campaign.
The debate over who is the greatest ...

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