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54 Inspiring Quotes By Murray Walker For The Formula One Enthusiasts

Famous As: Formula One Commentator & Journalist
Born On: October 10, 1923
Died On: March 13, 2021
Born In: Hall Green, Birmingham, England
Died At Age: 97
Murray Walker is a distinguished English journalist and semi-retired Formula One motorsport commentator. Walker’s big gig as a commentator was for the British Grand Pix, Silverstone on the BBC Radio. Murray continued as a commentator for Formula 1 in BBC for most of his career. Murray was equally active with his writing and used to publish his journals. He wrote a series of annuals titled ‘Murray Walker’s Grand Prix Years’ for Grand Prix season which became a major hit amongst the enthusiasts and are popular as collectors’ items as they consist of the summary of the season along with Walker’s comments. In the year 2000, Murray announced his retirement as a commentator but returned back in 2005. A year later he was declared as the ‘Chief Ambassador’ of David Ormerod Hearing Centers. He later appeared in ‘Free Practice 3’ for BBC F1. Murray Walker’s legendary voice, his thoughts and views on speed, racing cars, life, happiness and more are very realistic and relatable. Read through the quotes and sayings by Murray Walker whose moments of magic in front of the microphone are fondly remembered and quoted extensively.
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And now, excuse me while I interrupt myself.

And now, excuse me while I interrupt myself.

Murray Walker
The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.

The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.

Murray Walker
Motor racing can never be totally safe and it never should be in my opinion.

Motor racing can never be totally safe and it never should be in my opinion.

Murray Walker
This circuit is interesting because it has inclines and declines. Not just up, but down as well.

This circuit is interesting because it has inclines and declines. Not just up, but down as well.

Murray Walker
And the first three cars are all Escorts, which isn't surprising as this is an all Escort race.

And the first three cars are all Escorts, which isn't surprising as this is an all Escort race.

Murray Walker
I want to say so much more than I have time for.

I want to say so much more than I have time for.

Murray Walker
You can cut the tension with a cricket stump.

You can cut the tension with a cricket stump.

Murray Walker
I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong.

I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong.

Murray Walker
That's the first time he had started from the front row in a Grand Prix, having done so in Canada earlier this year.

That's the first time he had started from the front row in a Grand Prix, having done so in Canada earlier this year.

Murray Walker
And Damon Hill is following Damon Hill.

And Damon Hill is following Damon Hill.

Murray Walker
Speaking from memory, I don't know how many points Nelson Piquet has...

Speaking from memory, I don't know how many points Nelson Piquet has...

Murray Walker
And the first five places are filled by five different cars.

And the first five places are filled by five different cars.

Murray Walker
With two laps to go then the action will begin, unless this is the action, which it is.

With two laps to go then the action will begin, unless this is the action, which it is.

Murray Walker
Jenson Button is in the top ten, in eleventh position.

Jenson Button is in the top ten, in eleventh position.

Murray Walker
Andrea De Cesaris, the man who has won more Grands Prix than anybody else in the history of Grand Prix racing without actually winning one of them.

Andrea De Cesaris, the man who has won more Grands Prix than anybody else in the history of Grand Prix racing without actually winning one of them.

Murray Walker
Rally points scoring is twenty for the fastest, eighteen for the second fastest, right down to six points for the slowest fastest.

Rally points scoring is twenty for the fastest, eighteen for the second fastest, right down to six points for the slowest fastest.

Murray Walker
Jean Alesi is 4th and 5th.

Jean Alesi is 4th and 5th.

Murray Walker
Ukyo Katayama is undoubtedly the best Formula One driver that Grand Prix racing has ever produced

Ukyo Katayama is undoubtedly the best Formula One driver that Grand Prix racing has ever produced

Murray Walker
This would have been Senna's third win a row if he'd won the two before

This would have been Senna's third win a row if he'd won the two before

Murray Walker
And Michael Schumacher is 37 seconds ahead, so he can refuel the car, change all four wheels, take off his helmet, have a smoke and a cup of tea, and rejoin in first.

And Michael Schumacher is 37 seconds ahead, so he can refuel the car, change all four wheels, take off his helmet, have a smoke and a cup of tea, and rejoin in first.

Murray Walker
We now have exactly the same situation as we had at the start of the race, only exactly the opposite.

We now have exactly the same situation as we had at the start of the race, only exactly the opposite.

Murray Walker
Mansell can see him in his earphone.

Mansell can see him in his earphone.

Murray Walker
Nigel Mansell is the last person in the race apart from the five in front of him

Nigel Mansell is the last person in the race apart from the five in front of him

Murray Walker
I love what I do.

I love what I do.

Murray Walker
You have to say what comes into your head, and sometimes the wrong words come, in the wrong order or I'd make prophecies which immediately turned out to be wrong.

You have to say what comes into your head, and sometimes the wrong words come, in the wrong order or I'd make prophecies which immediately turned out to be wrong.

Murray Walker
Schumacher wouldn't have let him past voluntarily. Of course he did it voluntarily, but he had to do it.

Schumacher wouldn't have let him past voluntarily. Of course he did it voluntarily, but he had to do it.

Murray Walker
If you don't trust someone to look after your investments, then they shouldn't be doing the job for you.

If you don't trust someone to look after your investments, then they shouldn't be doing the job for you.

Murray Walker
It is a huge honour to be recognised as the world's best commentator, particularly against so many sporting greats.

It is a huge honour to be recognised as the world's best commentator, particularly against so many sporting greats.

Murray Walker
You might not think that's cricket, and it's not, it's motor racing.

You might not think that's cricket, and it's not, it's motor racing.

Murray Walker
That's history. I say history because it happened in the past.

That's history. I say history because it happened in the past.

Murray Walker
I'm in my usual state up here in the commentary box: high tension, heart beating like a trip hammer, whatever that is.

I'm in my usual state up here in the commentary box: high tension, heart beating like a trip hammer, whatever that is.

Murray Walker
A battle is developing between them' I say developing, because it's not yet on.

A battle is developing between them' I say developing, because it's not yet on.

Murray Walker
The lead car is unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.

The lead car is unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.

Murray Walker
Somebody said once 'Follow the money' and that is what it is all about.

Somebody said once 'Follow the money' and that is what it is all about.

Murray Walker
I've no idea what Eddie Irvine's orders are, but he's following them superlatively well.

I've no idea what Eddie Irvine's orders are, but he's following them superlatively well.

Murray Walker
He can't decide whether to leave his visor half open or half closed.

He can't decide whether to leave his visor half open or half closed.

Murray Walker
Eight minutes past the hour here in Belgium - and presumably eight minutes past the hour everywhere in the world.

Eight minutes past the hour here in Belgium - and presumably eight minutes past the hour everywhere in the world.

Murray Walker
And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing.

And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing.

Murray Walker
Now he must not go the wrong way round the circuit, and unless he can spin himself stationary through 360 degrees I fail to see how he can avoid doing so.

Now he must not go the wrong way round the circuit, and unless he can spin himself stationary through 360 degrees I fail to see how he can avoid doing so.

Murray Walker
It all comes down to money.

It all comes down to money.

Murray Walker
Either the car is stationary, or it's on the move.

Either the car is stationary, or it's on the move.

Murray Walker
I'm very careful with money - both my parents were very sensible with it and I grew up to become an obsessive saver.

I'm very careful with money - both my parents were very sensible with it and I grew up to become an obsessive saver.

Murray Walker
Well, now we have exactly the same situation as at the beginning of the race, only exactly opposite.

Well, now we have exactly the same situation as at the beginning of the race, only exactly opposite.

Murray Walker
There are seven winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today, and four of them are Michael Schumacher.

There are seven winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today, and four of them are Michael Schumacher.

Murray Walker
I can't believe what's happening visually, in front of my eyes.

I can't believe what's happening visually, in front of my eyes.

Murray Walker
I should imagine that the conditions in the cockpit are totally unimaginable.

I should imagine that the conditions in the cockpit are totally unimaginable.

Murray Walker
Like everybody, I have invested in things that have gone bad, because there's never any guarantee of success or profit when it comes to money.

Like everybody, I have invested in things that have gone bad, because there's never any guarantee of success or profit when it comes to money.

Murray Walker
I'm a car fanatic and each morning I wake up with a smile on my face, whether I'm commentating on the Formula One or at Silver Hatch racetrack in Roary the Racing Car.

I'm a car fanatic and each morning I wake up with a smile on my face, whether I'm commentating on the Formula One or at Silver Hatch racetrack in Roary the Racing Car.

Murray Walker
With half the race gone, there is half the race still to go.

With half the race gone, there is half the race still to go.

Murray Walker
Even in five years time, he will still be four years younger than Damon Hill.

Even in five years time, he will still be four years younger than Damon Hill.

Murray Walker
Anything happens in Grand Prix racing, and it usually does.

Anything happens in Grand Prix racing, and it usually does.

Murray Walker
IF is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards.

IF is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards.

Murray Walker
There's nothing wrong with the car except that it's on fire.

There's nothing wrong with the car except that it's on fire.

Murray Walker

I wish we had a system where you are given a bill including service and that people were paid properly so they didn't have to rely on tips. In different restaurants there are different policies and it's all very confusing.

Murray Walker