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'A BRILLIANT TRIBUTE TO A BRILLIANT MAN.' BOOK OF THE MONTH - CLASSIC AND SPORTS CAR --- A celebration of the extraordinary life of legendary commentator Murray Walker, with tributes from key figures in Formula 1 and motorsport. Murray Walker was the voice of Formula One, matching the thrill of the track with his equally fast-paced and exhilarating commentary, delivering the euphoria of motor racing to millions. Commentating on his first grand prix for the BBC at Silverstone in 1949, Murray's broadcasting career spanned over fifty years. His natural warmth and infectious enthusiasm won great affection with audiences, whilst his passion and knowledge of motorsport allowed him to hone his instinctive presenting style into a craft. When Murray passed away in March 2021, tributes came flooding in from every corner of the sporting world. This book, compiled by Murray's great friend and colleague Maurice Hamilton, celebrates the extraordinary life of this truly legendary man. With contributions from drivers and industry figures, and many friends from the world of motorsport and beyond, Incredible! combines fond memories, never-before-told stories and famous Murrayisms with reflections on the highlights of a life lived at full throttle.
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A brilliant tribute to a brilliant man. -- Book of the Month * Classic and Sports Car * This affectionate biographical tome offers a host of fond memories and stories, including tributes from the great and the good of motor racing. A fascinating insight. * GP Racing * Wonderfully intertwines Walker's off-track life with his unwavering passion and love for motorsport. Incredible! serves as a reminder not only of what motorsport lost, but also everything it gained from the presence of Murray Walker. A must-read for all motorsport fans. * Autosport * Bursting with tributes, insight and love for one of F1's giants. Well worth a read. * The Race * The iconic voice of our sport and a great man. * Lewis Hamilton * This celebration of his life features a multitude of tales about the man himself, with many anecdotes from those in the sport and who knew him best. It's a must-read. * Motor Sport Magazine * Maybe old soldiers never die? His legacy and his memory is so strong, and what he gave to so many Formula 1 fans and number of people he affected, he became bigger than the sport, so we have got a lot to be thankful to Murray for. * Damon Hill * A story very well written about a life extremely well lived. * Motor Sport Magazine * Genius broadcaster and passionate soundtrack to generations of Formula 1 fans all around the world....the irreplaceable voice of F1. * Martin Brundle * A legend. * Eddie Jordan * A very special man in every respect... the perfect gentleman, a man who had great style and great skills with the English language. * Sir Jackie Stewart * Legend is a word bandied around all too easily, but it is a completely appropriate description of Murray Walker. * Andrew Benson, BBC Sport * His passion and love of the sport inspired millions of fans around the world. He will forever be a part of our history, and will be dearly missed. * Formula One * The voice of F1 to millions. His love, passion and positivity for our sport were unmatched. * Mercedes * A wordsmith who could make snooker exciting. * Jeremy Clarkson * A career indivisible from the sport upon which he commentated. * The Independent * Few commentators come to truly epitomise their subject, but over Walker's 23 years of bringing F1 to the nation he was acknowledged as a true great, and a unique talent. * The Guardian *
Maurice Hamilton (Author) Maurice Hamilton has been covering Formula 1 as a freelance journalist since 1977. He has attended more than 450 Grands Prix, including every race since 1984. The author of 19 books, Hamilton also commentates on the Grands Prix for BBC Radio 5 Live.