Murray Walker...well Murray and motor sport go
together like cheese and onion and isn't F1 the worse without
him! And with him came his 'Murrayisms', those mistakes that
made us all laugh. But, bless him, perhaps he had a better
excuse than most. If you are going to present a 200 mph sport
you need to talk at the same speed and perhaps it's not
surprising that brain and mouth weren't always in sync. A few
"Do my eyes deceive me, or is Senna’s Lotus
"And now excuse me while I interrupt myself."
"There’s nothing wrong with the car except that it’s on fire."
"I make no apologies for their absence; I’m sorry they’re not
"The lead is now 6.9 seconds. In fact it’s just under seven
"This is an interesting circuit because it has inclines – and
not just up but down as well."
"There is Michael Schumacher. He’s actually in a very good
position. He’s in first place."
"This will be Williams’ first win since the
last time a Williams won."
"Stewart has two cars in the top five – Magnusson fifth and
"He’s in front of everyone in this race except for the two in
front of him."
"Either that car is stationary or it’s on the move."
"Warwick has overtaken Alan Jones and, in the process, moved
up a place."
"You can now see that the gap between Mansell and Piquet is
rather more than just visual."
"This is lap 54, after that it’s 55, 56, 57, 58."
T'here’s no damage to the car except of course
to the car itself."
"If that isn’t a lap record, I’ll eat the hat I don’t normally
"And here comes Damon Hill in
the Williams. This car is absolutely unique - except for the
one behind it, which is exactly the same!"
"A sad ending, albeit a happy one."
"Mansell is slowing down, taking it easy. Oh no he isn’t! It’s
a lap record."
"Senna first, Prost second
and Berger third - that makes up the top four."
"With two laps to go then the action will begin, unless this
is the action, which it is."
"This would have been Senna’s third win in a row had he won
the other two."
Mark Blundell stops with his front wheels stationary.”
"I’ve just stopped my startwatch."
They're both super starters,
but Mikka Hakkinen is a superer starter."
"Nigel Mansell is the last person in the race apart from the
five in front of him."
"Schumacher has made his
final stop three times."
"And this is the third-placed
car about to lap the second-placed car."
"With half the race gone, there is half the race still to go."
"I imagine that the conditions in those cars today are totally
"We now have exactly the same situation as we had at the start
of the race, only exactly the opposite."
"Tambay’s hopes, which were nil before, are
absolutely zero now."
"The first four cars are both
on the same tyres."
"So this being Michael Schumacher’s tenth race in his 151st
year in F1."
"The gap between the cars is 0.9 of a second,
which is less than one second!"
"He can't decide whether to
have his visor half open or half closed."
"And the first five places
are filled by five different cars."
"A mediocre season for Nelson Piquet as he is known, and
always has been."
"In case you’re confused, Mansell has gone from
seventh to sixth, from fourth to fifth, and is now third."
"Mansell is gazing at him through his microphone."
"It's lap 26 of 58 which
unless I'm very much mistaken is half-way."
"I don’t know what happened, but there was a major
malmisorganisation problem there."
"I don’t make mistakes. I make prophecies which are
immediately proved wrong."