Lewis Hamilton has paid tribute to the legendary Method 1 commentator Murray Walker, who handed away on Saturday on the age of 97.

Walker labored as an F1 commentator for the BBC and ITV between 1978 and 2001, calling his first ever motor race in 1948.

Identified for his distinctive voice and fanatic type, his demise on Saturday led to floods of heartfelt tributes from throughout the world of motorsport and past.

Hamilton paid his respects to Walker with a submit on social media, earlier than including extra in his press convention on Sunday.

“I simply bear in mind listening to this iconic voice.” he mentioned. “Rising up, and watching all of the grands prix, he actually made the game thrilling.

“Even with out watching the TV if you end up out of the room, you hear him, you’re excited and it makes you need to run again in and see what is occurring.

“He’s very a lot liked world wide, notably within the UK, and his contribution to the game was enormous.

“There was nobody like him that I’ve seen on TV. Nobody can come shut.”

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