Firstly, I’d like to join everyone else in wishing Murray Walker a very speedy and full recovery from his illness.
As someone whose commentary has provided much joy for motor racing fans across the world throughout a legendary career, and especially in the UK, the venue of the next race of the F1 season, I’m sure I’m not alone in believing that Murray deserves a show of support at the British Grand Prix.
Therefore I’d like to propose that before the race at Silverstone, a minute’s applause takes place on the grid to allow the F1 paddock and the thousands of fans that are set to pack the grandstands in a fortnight’s time an opportunity to show their support to a motorsport legend, and let him know that everyone in the sport is fully behind him as he begins his fight against his illness.
I’d picture this as being similar to how fans of Aston Villa Football Club show their support to club captain Stiliyan Petrov, who is battling leukaemia, in the 19th minute of every game they play.
As someone who is very much an armchair blogger with no Formula One connections, I don’t know how much chance this little campaign has of succeeding, but if you see this post, I’d kindly urge you to share it on your Twitter or Facebook pages or via any other form of media you can think of.
That way, hopefully those with the powers to organise such a thing will take notice and something will be done at Silverstone to show support to this great motorsport icon.