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Murray Walker | 14:12 UK time, Tuesday, 21 April 2009

The 2009 China GP showed just how wrong you can be and how quickly things can change in Formula 1... here's my look back at the race in Shanghai.

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  • Comment number 1.

    great comments murray, I couldn't agree more about Webber. A lot of people have been very critical of him, saying Vettel will dominate but I believe he will really push Vettel this year and there is no reason why he can't win races.

    As for all the big teams struggling, well it means either way we are set for a sensation. Either someone will storm back from here and out fight Brawn and Red Bull or we will one of those two new teams incredibly take the constructors and drivers trophies.

    I will be very intrigued to hear your thoughts on Bahrain, Murray!

  • Comment number 2.

    Great post Murray, thank you. Like you I am delighted for all at Red Bull. The wet is always a great leveler. However might the Chinese result also be the result of the diffuser runners just not being able to keep their tyres working as well in the dry? Do you see Brawn back on top for Bahrain? Or will the Red Bull work as well in the desert heat in those fast corners?

  • Comment number 3.

    Murray, it is so good to hear your voice and listen to your expert view again!

    I am possibly your biggest fan! I love the emotion you put into your commentary and it still shows in these video blogs. Thank you Murray for honouring us with your presence this year. Can't wait for the next post!

    BN22

  • Comment number 4.

    Murray,
    Seems that a Ferrariless world championship is more exciting than one with the red monster winning all the races. Will the FIA take note ? What do you think ?

  • Comment number 5.

    Come on murray, you can do better than state the obvious.

  • Comment number 6.

    Another superb analasys Murray! (as always!)

    and yes, Mark Webber is great, lovable, down to earth guy, and I agree that given the car (and taking away all the bad luck hes had in the past) he would win manier races.

    I had the pleasure of meeting him back in december 2007 in Excel centre at London, he is a genuine guy.

    and as ButtonNumber22 has said, thank you for honouring us with your presence this year! especially in what looks like a fantastic season.

    cant wait for more!

    Dan

  • Comment number 7.

    Murray - please can you tell me why I can't watch your video blog in America?

  • Comment number 8.

    Brilliant blog Murray!! Very much appreciated!!!


    philw44 - How is he stating the obvious???

  • Comment number 9.

    This blog is great, I'm now a subscriber. I have one question though - where was this filmed? There's some great cars in there, but its clearly a different location to Donnington museum (where David Coulthard presented his video on technical changes the other week).

  • Comment number 10.

    Great feature Murray - you retired too soon!

    Does anyone know where this was filmed?

  • Comment number 11.

    Brother Murray,

    you commentated my childhood... Barcelona 91', Silverstone 1992', Magny Cours 93', Spain 1994', Silverstone/Monza/Spa 1995', Spain 1996'!

    Thank you so much for all the hard work you put in over the years!
    God bless u!

    Joshua

  • Comment number 12.

    Hi everyone - we filmed this at the Beaulieu Motor Museum in the New Forest. If you get the chance to pop down, it's well worth a visit. Also to let you know, Murray's Q and A will be on line in the next day or so. Keep reading...

  • Comment number 13.

    vintage murray!
    appart from the mix up between the tyre wall, it was fantastic! but who doesn't make mistakes? the great martin once said, in an attempt to explain why cars perform better as more rubber is laid on the track, said that the rubber on the tyre have a chemical reaction with the rubber laid on the track instead of saying that as the holes on the track fills up with rubber, the track surface becomes flatter, smoother, increasing the contact surface between the tyre and track, therefore increasing traction.
    I would love murray to convince the bbc to employ james alan along side martin.

  • Comment number 14.

    3 Cracking Races, Lets Just Hope The Next One Makes It To Full Race Distance ! David Coulthad Is Doing A Great Job, But I Think Murray, Should Be At Races And In The Pits And Around The Track With DC, Giving His Views, The BBC Are Overlooking This Very Living Legend, Put Him In Pole Postion, And Give Him The Mike ( Eddie Go Home )
    Best Regards Sennamax

 

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