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Formula One

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Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to The Rt Hon Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG DL - Chair of the British Olympic Association

Knighthood for Murray Walker OBE

I would like to nominate Murray Walker OBE for a Knighthood.Murray has given his services and voice to motorsport journalism for over 23 years and still partially active.Predominantly Murray was the Formula One commentator for generations with the likes of James Hunt and Martin Brundle joining him in the commentary box.Murray is 95 years old in October 2018 and he is still currently active in his motoring journalism which is an amazing achievement at his age.He is well loved throughout the generations, has seen and commentated on many famous champions through the years, many dreams come true and tragically many lives lost. He has commentated on hundreds of enthralling and famous races . He is loved by fans and drivers alike.Through the years murray has invented loveable, hilarious and at times, tear jerking "murrayisms", being his quotes whilst commentating and his other work in advertising.Murrays advertising contributions ranged from pizza hut adverts, with Damon Hill, to Budgie food, creating the slogan "Trill makes budgies bounce with health". Also creating the famous slogan "Opal Fruits, made to make your mouth water" for the chewy sweets. Captain Murray Walker has also given his services to his country through his military career after graduating from the Royal Military College in Sandhurst. Where he was commissioned into the Royal Scots Greys .He participated in the Battle of the Reichswald with the 4th Armoured Brigade, commanding Sherman tanks. I believe that Murray Walker OBE is a well deserved candidate for a knighthood. Murray has served his Queen and Country in his Military career, and has tirelessly dedicated his time and life to his Motorsport Journalism career , that at the age of 94 is still going strong. Murray Walker IS the voice of Formula One. Children and seniors know of Murray, and he is a well respected member of the pit lane and motorsport journalism. I would like to request you grant Mr Walker, a dedicated server of country, sport and entertainment through the generations of the british public, the knighthood he so well deserves.

Stephanie Western
696 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

Do not introduce the halo safety device in Formula One

Today the news has broken that Formula One will introduce the halo safety device in 2018 following a Strategy Group meeting on Wednesday. I, like many other F1 fans, feel this move is overall detrimental to the sport. While it may be proven that it has safety benefits, it may also bring some, with the time taken for drivers to exit the cockpit being increased, the potential for bouncing tyres to deflect off the halo into the crowd and vision being worsened, especially in wet conditions. But most of all it will destroy the character of F1 cars and will be a complete eyesore to the viewing public. It is also widely accepted that the device would have had no impact with both the Bianchi & Massa incidents. I for one do not see anything other than the sport becoming a laughing stock to others if this is to be introduced. Closed cockpits being safer than open cockpits is not some newly discovered fact. So, why should Formula One suddenly go for a swift change of direction when the risks involved in the sport have been public knowledge since as long as we can all remember? Media sources have suggested that 9 out of 10 teams voted against the Halo, which shows the unpopularity of the halo within the F1 paddock. And in my opinion, shows a lack of respect to the F1 teams if it turns out to be true. The World Motor Sport Council will still need to sign the halo off before it can arrive on the grid in 2018, but hopefully, with the support of F1 fans, we can make them think twice.

Jordan P
7,600 supporters