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Old 17 Mar 2021, 19:10 (Ref:4041106)   #31
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I had no idea he was involved in advertising.
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Old 17 Mar 2021, 19:11 (Ref:4041107)   #32
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You guys have probably already seen this but putting it out there anyway (from motorsport.com):

Murrayisms – amusing slip ups that occurred during his commentary...
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Old 17 Mar 2021, 19:30 (Ref:4041109)   #33
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Having spent some time with him on a few occasions a long, long time ago, I found him to the most charming companion and the most knowledgable person on all forms of motorsport that I have had the pleasure of meeting. Maybe apart from Gregor Grant, that is.
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Old 18 Mar 2021, 11:25 (Ref:4041172)   #34
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I simply cannot convey how much influence Murray had on my introduction and love of all motorsport, he will (and has been for the last 20 years) sadly missed in front of the mic.
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Old 18 Mar 2021, 12:10 (Ref:4041183)   #35
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Watched the documentary last night. I just came away feeling that I would have loved to have spent an hour or so in his company.

He lived a life where he got paid for his job, which was his passion. Fantastic. Obviously held in high regard by the drivers and F1 personnel. Just seeing him bump into Michael Schumacher for a chat - it was obvious the warmth between them.
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Old 18 Mar 2021, 12:26 (Ref:4041190)   #36
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Watched the documentary last night. I just came away feeling that I would have loved to have spent an hour or so in his company.

He lived a life where he got paid for his job, which was his passion. Fantastic. Obviously held in high regard by the drivers and F1 personnel. Just seeing him bump into Michael Schumacher for a chat - it was obvious the warmth between them.
I too watched the BBC documentary last night on catch up. Although I'd seen a lot of the footage before I found it fascinating and to be honest, very emotional. Murray was responsible for first of all introducing me to motorsport as a child over 50 years ago and then kindling that interest ever since.
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Old 18 Mar 2021, 15:43 (Ref:4041249)   #37
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I remember that documentary first came out in 2011 and I enjoyed it. They also had an ‘updated’ version in 2018. Really quite a life he had, sad it had to end. Even though he gave up commentary full time in the early 00s, it says a lot that he is still revered by so many people. Thanks for the memories Muzza
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I don't know if I would have got into motorsport so heavily if it wasn't for Murray. As a tiny kid (me that is) I thought he was simultaneously hilarious and gripping and would grab my attention again should I dare to drift off during a race.

As I got older I came to appreciate and absorb his knowledge which reinforced my interest, probably for life. I can't know for sure, but I feel pretty certain this would not have been the case had James Allen been in the commentary booth.

What an amazing life he had. RIP Murray.

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I don't know if I would have got into motorsport so heavily if it wasn't for Murray. As a tiny kid I thought he was simultaneously hilarious and gripping and would grab my attention again should I dare to drift off during a race.

As I got older I came to appreciate and absorb his knowledge which reinforced my interest, probably for life. I can't know for sure, but I feel pretty certain this would not have been the case had James Allen been in the commentary booth.

What an amazing life he had. RIP Murray.
Yes I concur with all of that.

Murray's ebullient style whilst showing respect for the drivers makes the likes of Croft seem little more than a fairground announcer.

The gulf in class is enormous.
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Sky have tweeted their Murray tribute that they showed today on the coverage

https://twitter.com/skysportsf1/stat...541727237?s=21
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The Indy farewell still gets me.

I am so glad he got to enjoy two decades of retirement.
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I thought it was a nice touch of Williams to put his 'lump in my throat' quote on their halo
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