Walker set for F1 return in Germany

Tue, 26 June 2007, 09:41

Murray Walker’s expected return to the formula one commentary booth is now set for the European grand prix, it has emerged.

The legendary personality, famous for his on-air slips or ‘Murrayisms’ throughout his long career on British television and radio, will replace the BBC’s David Croft for a one-off at the Nurburgring.

Croft has pulled out of the event scheduled for late next month because his wife is due to have their first child.

83-year-old Walker’s Radio Five Live call, however, will not be his first since retiring from full-time duty in 2001.

He has also called one-off races for Australia’s Channel 10, as well as for the Grand Prix Masters series, and appeared at several grands prix as an ambassador for the Honda team.

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