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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Murray Walker on racing, opinion, safe, time, mistakes, race, car, belief, happening, battle, beginning, words and love.

54 Inspiring Quotes By Murray Walker For The Formula One Enthusiasts

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Formula One Commentator & Journalist

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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.

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.

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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

- Murray Walker

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

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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

- 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.

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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

- Murray Walker

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

- Murray Walker

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.

- 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.

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

It all comes down to money.

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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.

- 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.

- 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.

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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

- Murray Walker

You can cut the tension with a cricket stump.

- Murray Walker

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

- Murray Walker

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

- Murray Walker

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.

- Murray Walker

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

- Murray Walker

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

- Murray Walker

And now, excuse me while I interrupt myself.

- 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