F1 » F1 legend Murray Walker voted greatest commentator

'The Voice of F1' Murray Walker named 'Greatest Commentator of all time' in new survey.

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Martin - Unregistered

December 03, 2009 12:29 PM

Yea, he's long-overdue a knighthood. Fantastic commentator and seemingly a great guy too. His enthusiasm and wide vocabulary, plus just the right level of emotional involvement. The frequent gaffes just added to the charm, and are always more likely in motorsport, where things can change in an instant outside the camera's views.

Brundle's done really well to be in the top 10, as only he and McEnroe began their careers recently, and none of the others were really competitors first and commentators later. Also, whereas McEnroe often aims to be controversial for the sake of it, Brundle's views tend to be rational and fair. His contemporary technical knowledge isn't what it was in 1997 though.

andrew mac

December 03, 2009 12:58 PM

Who else is there? He is simply the greatest sports commentator ever!

I really wish he would come out of retirement. He would make a really good team with Anthony Davidson and David Croft of R5Live.

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

December 03, 2009 3:30 PM

One thing for sure, commentators ain't what they were. John Arlott, Brian Johnson, Bill McLaren, Hugh Johns, David Vine, if Murray is considered best he MUST have been good.

Bill Mclaren's commentary of Gareth Davies' try for the Barbarians v the All Blacks in 1973 is IMO the best piece of commentary every, but Murray's effort as Damon Hill crossed the line to win the WDC must be the most heartfelt.

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