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Murray Walker | 09:45 UK time, Friday, 26 November 2010

Was 2010 the best Formula 1 season of all time? Will the 'old' Michael Schumacher be back in 2011? Is Vettel a deserving champion given Alonso was in a much slower car? Will Webber ever win the title? Will Ferrari ever favour Massa over Alonso? Who impressed me most - Kubica or Rosberg?

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  • Comment number 1.

    It's not F1 unless Murry involved.

    Good show chap.

  • Comment number 2.

    Thank you again Murray, your insights are always great even if I don't agree with all your conlusions.

    For me Vettel is a deserving champion (whatever that means), this season was a titanic struggle and to come out on top in the last race (having never led the championship all season) means he is deserving. I personally feel he still has a lot to learn and prove as a racing driver, but there is no doubting his raw speed.

  • Comment number 3.

    Real Madrid?

  • Comment number 4.

    Thanks for all your insights and contributions in 2010 Murray - can't wait for your participation in the 2011 F1 season and many more in future. Long may you GO, GO, GO!

  • Comment number 5.

    I agree with cordas to an extent. Certainly Vettel had the most points and his talent is enough to make him a deserving world champion. A good question to ask would've been: What do you think would've been the outcome if Alonso was driving the RedBull? Personally I think that he would've won the championship long before Abu Dhabi.

  • Comment number 6.

    Great stuff Murray, as always.

    Would love to see a bit more of you on the coverage next year. A ‘Murrays magic moments’ segment every week perhaps, with loads of historic footage and insight from your good self. The Tyrell P34 and Brabham BT46B car entries , Estoril 1984, your emotional commentary when Damon Hill won the 1996 title are all examples that spring to mind.

    Just a thought.

    keep up the great work.

    Oh my’s snowing!

  • Comment number 7.

    Transcript please for those of us who don't have the time or patience to watch the video!

  • Comment number 8.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 9.

    Mr Walker,

    I read on the site: "Murray Walker unsurprised by Jenson Button car attack".
    Are you unsurprised by Bernie Ecclestone attack in Lomdon?

  • Comment number 10.

    Murray Walker, a legend.

  • Comment number 11.

    It's been a vintage year and then some (once Bahrain was out of the way); edge of the seat stuff, you'd probably have lost your voice this year Murray if you were still commentating! (Talking of which any chance of a guest appearance in the commentators box next year Murray??)

    Thanks for answering all our questions again this year, look forward to hearing your views in 2011, which will hopefully be an even better year than this what with the re-introduction of Pirelli, McLaren & Ferrari (and Mr Webber) out to avenge 2010, an undoubtedly improved Mercedes / Schumacher combo etc. etc.

    Roll on March!

  • Comment number 12.

    Refer to the comment 5, "A good question to ask would've been: What do you think would've been the outcome if Alonso was driving the RedBull? Personally I think that he would've won the championship long before Abu Dhabi.".

    To put things in the right perspective, if Hamilton was also driving the redbull Hamilton would also would have won the world championship.

    But then if Michael Schumacher was driving the Renault in 2005 / 2006 , then Michael would have also won the world championship much earlier than Alonso.

    Point is Vettel is the world champion of 2010 and let us leave it at that.

  • Comment number 13.

    SMI64 hammered the nail right on the head there. There's a lot of 'ifs' in sport... Vettel's champion, and that's the truth. To be World Champion, you have to be in the right car at the right time and be able to consistently beat your teammate and everybody else, whatever the machinery.

    Murray, I would love to know your views on young Nico Hulkenberg being dropped by Williams :)

  • Comment number 14.

    question should've been, would any champion beat hamilton as a teammate?

  • Comment number 15.

    Real Madrid?

  • Comment number 16.

    An amazing season, with Vettel a very worthy champion. what do you think even better season next year ?

  • Comment number 17.

    Didn't have the faintest that you were answering questions Murray. Good to hear you putting your points across as always. Vettel maybe deserving of the title but I do not believe him to be the best driver. The Red Bull was by far the best car as Vettel's 10 pole positions prove, yet the inability to capitalize on such a margin makes me doubt his race craft. However, being one so young it will only be a matter of time for him to prove how formidable he can be.
    Can't wait for next season. If Mercedes get their act together then it'll be Schumacher playing bumper cars again...oh dear...

  • Comment number 18.

    Hi Murray

    Good video
    will we see you commentating again in a formula 1 for the BBC
    because I think your much better than Jonathan Legard

  • Comment number 19.

    I have to take issue with overuse of the words "deserving" and "worthy" in the above posts in relation to Sebastian Vettel.

    We won't know if he has been a worthy champion until we see how he handles himself during his championship year.

    As far as "deserving" goes, I don't think he did deserve to win. There's no doubt that Red Bull deserved the Constructor's title, but when it comes to Seb:

    Did he dominate and win the races he started from pole?
    Did he make less mistakes than the other front runners?
    Was he the best driver? (we know he had the fastest car)

    I'm not convinced he deserved the title as much as - say - Alonso who was not only consistent but achieved great results from often lesser machinery. Having said that, I really wanted Hamilton to take the title.

  • Comment number 20.

    Lord, I wish we had Murray here in the States. I can see, though, based on the comments, at least you folks across the pond appreciate his talent. As for the much anticipated 2011 season, I can't help but believe the big news and the one development that will add even more fevered competition will be the ascendancy of Mercedes. Watch for Michael to be truly back.

  • Comment number 21.

    Hi Murray

    You absolutely hit the nail on the head every time! Thanks for an excellent review of 2010.

    I agree with you that Mark Webber 'can' win again in 2011, but unfortunately this season, he made just a few too many mistakes - which cost him dearly. If Mark can avoid a similar run of errors in 2011, then yes, I think he can win, and also he's not only going to push Vettel very hard, but he'll throw a real challenge down to Maclaren, Ferrari and Mercedes.


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