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Bob McMurray

Published: 12:09PM Monday February 11, 2008

Bob McMurray has had a long relationship with motorsport - especially Formula 1 and contracts as a commentator on all matters to do with motorsport to various media companies in New Zealand, including ONE Sport.

He spent over 30 years with McLaren International (Tag McLaren Marketing Services).

He was responsible for the initiation, development and bringing to operation of various projects including the development of "high rise" team hospitality trucks to enable two useable and operational decks (a system in use with virtually all the Formula 1 teams today) and the development of a live television broadcast system from the pit garages to the sponsor's village.

Due to his understanding of Formula 1, engineering and mechanics Bob became the voice of McLaren on the "in house" television link, showing an ability to translate the technical disciplines to the boards of directors, sponsors and non-Formula 1 devotees alike.

Bob left McLaren in 2002 and returned home to New Zealand.

Since his return he has been involved in race driver management and undertaken a successful European test session with a promising New Zealand driver.

He makes presentations to various companies and organisations, is a trustee of the Motorsport New Zealand Scholarship Trust, a committee member of the Bruce McLaren Trust, is closely involved with the Toyota Racing Series and at the inception of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport international series he was appointed the CEO of A1 Team NZL.

Bob remains intimately involved with A1 Team NZL as team spokesman among other responsibilities.

Recipient in 2006 of the MotorSport New Zealand Personality of the Year
Recipient in 2007 of the Motor Trades Association award for Contribution to Industry