Jun.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Legendary F1 commentator Murray Walker has revealed he is set to undergo treatment for cancer.

‘The voice of formula one’, who hung up his microphone more than a decade ago, told his former employer, the BBC, that the lymphatic cancer was detected when he was hospitalised last month for a broken pelvis following a fall.

“They’ve caught it incredibly early. It’s treatable, the doctors say my condition is mild and I’m very hopeful,” the 89-year-old Briton said.

Meanwhile, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has admitted he is “honoured” but “shocked” to have been selected for an OBE – order of the British empire – in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

“It’s all a bit unexpected, incredible really,” the 39-year-old is quoted by the Express newspaper.

Briton Horner has led the Milton-Keynes based team, owned by the Austrian energy drink, to three consecutive seasons of drivers’ and constructors’ world championship clean sweeps.