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Ten top 'Murrayisms'

A look at some of Murray Walker's best 'Murrayisms'
Recent months have seen plenty of discussions surrounding F1 commentators following the announcement that Sky and the BBC are to share broadcasting of the sport from 2012 onwards in a move which has divided fans of the sport.

Sky will pair Martin Brundle with David Croft for its coverage, while Ben Edwards is set to lead the BBC TV coverage, with former ITV-F1 man James Allen replacing Croft on BBC 5Live.

However, the man who many will always see as the voice of F1 is Murray Walker – now 88-years-old but fondly remembered by generations of fans who grew up listening to his enthusiastic commentary on the sport.

As we prepare for the serious business of the 2012 season to get underway, here's ten of the 'Murrayisms' which Walker will forever be known for – let us know your favourites by clicking the link below…

I'll stop the startwatch

Tambay's hopes, which were nil before, are absolutely zero now

Escorts are in a first, second and third – which isn't a surprise because they are all Escorts in this race

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

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

Fisichella is eighth, Mika Salo is an excellent ninth for Sauber and Jenson Button is inside the top ten in eleventh place

This will be Williams' first win since the last time a Williams won

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

And there's a dry line appearing in the tunnel - obvious really as it has a roof

This has been a great season for Nelson Piquet, as he is now known, and always has been



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Felix Rae - Unregistered

January 10, 2012 4:57 PM

Walker was the commentator whilst I was growing up, and every time I hear his voice it reminds me of watching the races (religously) with my late father. Here is some of my favourites, 'He can't decide whether to leave his visor half open or half closed'. 'I should imagine that the conditions in the cockpit are totally unimaginable'. 'Eight minutes past the hour here in Belgium, and presumably eight minutes past the hour everywhere else in the world'. My favourite is between, 'Even in five years time, he will still be four years younger than Damon Hill'. and 'IF is a very long word in Formula One. In fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards'. Legend!

hmmm... - Unregistered

January 10, 2012 3:57 PM

Richard, I guess this was due to his enthusiasm! He was so excited about everything and he would speak his mind before thinking about it... One of my favourite from him was "There's nothing wrong with the car, except it's on fire!"



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