Top 10 Murray Walker quotes
Motorsport commentary icon Murray Walker is still going strong at 95 years of age – we look back at his top 10 moments to celebrate his recent birthday
Murray Walker is a living legend with this ex-motorsport commentator’s voice being globally recognisable. His pitching tones have narrated some of this most incredible racing moments, particularly in Formula 1, until his retirement in 2003. Murray recently celebrated his 95th birthday and to mark this landmark, we’ve put together Walker’s top 10 quotes.
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"Anything happens in Grand Prix racing and it usually does."
Murray Walker’s passionate commentary is what makes him so special.
"I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong."
That same over-enthusiasm for motorsport has occasionally lead to mistakes live on air, most of them hilarious.
"There's a dry line appearing in the tunnel, obvious really as it has a roof…"
Another classic statement of the obvious from this lovable character.
"And now excuse me while I interrupt myself…"
One of the all-time Murray gems.
"Heinz-Harald Frentzen. The man with all the luck, and it's all bad."
His ability to get the audience thinking with such poetic simplicity is another reason for such popularity.
"This car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it, which is exactly the same."
Murray Walker is absolutely unique. Unlike Damon Hill's Williams, of which there was another.
"Let's stop the startwatch."
Rene Arnoux's pit stop causes Murray to invent a new device for time measurement.
"There are 7 winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today and four of them are Michael Schumacher."
It doesn’t make sense, but it sort of does… Oh Murray, what are you like?
"If is a very long word in Formula 1. In fact, 'if' is F1 spelt backwards!"
Always great at improvising, moments like this proved invaluable when a safety car came out.
"And I’ve got to stop, because I’ve got a lump in my throat."
Walker’s emotional investment in Formula One was clear for all to see. This famed quote comes from the moment Damon Hill won the 1996 World Championship.
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