Murray to miss Magny-Cours

by Julie Gates/motorsport.com ITV's F1 commentator Murray Walker will miss his first grand prix for health reasons in fifty years of Formula One racing after dislocating his hip during last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 75-year...

by Julie Gates/motorsport.com

ITV's F1 commentator Murray Walker will miss his first grand prix for health reasons in fifty years of Formula One racing after dislocating his hip during last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The 75-year old was leaving his hotel on Sunday night when the incident. He bent down to wipe some dust off his shoe, when he "felt his hip go". Doctors are confident he will make a full recovery, but have ordered him to rest for a couple of weeks.

"I'm extremely disappointed, but I have to accept that I can't be there. I will be back for the Austrian Grand Prix in a fortnight."

Ironically, the accident happened just hours after he was demonstrating his late father's vintage GP motorbike on the notoriously dangerous Goodwood track.

He is expected to leave hospital on Wednesday June 28 and is adamant he will be at the Austrian Grand Prix in just over two week's time.

In the meantime, British viewers will see pit lane commentator James Allen stand in for him, speaking alongside Martin Brundle, although without the great enthusiasm Murray always represents.

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Drivers Martin Brundle