Stav1 “do you remember Murray Walker.”
Yes I do; I remember him being unable to tell one driver from another, I remember him rambling on for minutes on end while ignoring what was happening on the track, I remember him making elementary mistakes that got very tired, very quickly, I remember him being constantly corrected by whoever was sat alongside him and I remember that while he was a great personality he wasn’t a particularly good commentator.
Like many people who grew up listening to Murray I have a very big soft spot for the guy but if I’m being honest then I’ve got to admit that he just wasn’t that good at commentating and were he to start working as an unknown commentator today he’d be ripped to bits by F1 fans on internet forums.
Take off the rose tinted glasses and watch some video’s of races he commentated on, particularly the last five or so years before he retired, and you’ll quickly realise that he wasn’t anywhere near as good as people make out.
In my opinion DC and MB are the best commentary team F1 has ever had and with the exception of EJ I think that the whole BBC team do a very good job.