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Brent Mccoy
• Wednesday, 11 November, 2020
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The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong.

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That's the first time he had started from the front row in a Grand Prix, having done so in Canada earlier this year. Benson Button is in the top ten, in eleventh position.

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

I'm in my usual state up here in the commentary box: high tension, heart beating like a trip hammer, whatever that is. I've no idea what Eddie Irvine's orders are, but he's following them superlatively well.

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

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

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

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. For 23 of those years he guided fans through the intricacies of grand prix racing with his inimitable enthusiasm alongside a host of co-commentators including James Hunt, Graham Hill and Martin Bundle.

Walker is perhaps best known for his 'Murray isms'; amusing verbal slip-ups that occurred during his commentary that motorsport fans recall fondly even to this day. His father Graham Walker was a motorcycle works racer for Judge, Sunbeam and Norton, which meant that weekends were spent watching racing from a very young age.

It was his father who paved his way into a career in motorsport, with the elder Walker turning to radio commentary after his retirement from racing as well as becoming editor of Motor Cycling magazine. Young Murray followed in his footsteps, commentating on a wide range of motorsport from Formula Ford to truck racing before ultimately breaking into F1 where he would remain for almost a quarter of a century.

Walker's first live radio broadcast came at the 1949 British Grand Prix, where he was positioned at Stowe corner. Following that success he went on to cover the Isle of Man TT alongside his father for 14 years, as well as other motorcycle and four-wheeled events all over the country.

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The premise of the advert is that Hill is minding his own business getting his food while Walker follows him commentating on his every move. Walker officially retired from commentating in 2001, but he made a one-off appearance at the 2007 European Grand Prix to fill in for David Croft on BBC 5 Live.

The toll of fly-away races and working long days under immense pressure began to show and, aged 78, he felt that it was time to take a step back from such a demanding role. Since retirement Walker has had a career performing after-dinner speeches and doing talks on cruise ships, as well as continuing to do one-off bits for the BBC and other media organizations.

Since a cancer diagnosis in 2013 Walker has slowed down a little more, but even when he's out of the public spotlight the 97-year-old remains firmly in the affections of fans and the motorsport community alike. For 23 of those years he guided fans through the intricacies of grand prix racing with his inimitable enthusiasm alongside a host of co-commentators including James Hunt, Graham Hill and Martin Bundle.

Walker is perhaps best known for his 'Murray isms'; amusing verbal slip-ups that occurred during his commentary that motorsport fans recall fondly even to this day. His father Graham Walker was a motorcycle works racer for Judge, Sunbeam and Norton, which meant that weekends were spent watching racing from a very young age.

It was his father who paved his way into a career in motorsport, with the elder Walker turning to radio commentary after his retirement from racing as well as becoming editor of Motor Cycling magazine. Young Murray followed in his footsteps, commentating on a wide range of motorsport from Formula Ford to truck racing before ultimately breaking into F1 where he would remain for almost a quarter of a century.

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Murray Walker : A commentary legend's best quotes Walker's first live radio broadcast came at the 1949 British Grand Prix, where he was positioned at Stowe corner. Following that success he went on to cover the Isle of Man TT alongside his father for 14 years, as well as other motorcycle and four-wheeled events all over the country.

The premise of the advert is that Hill is minding his own business getting his food while Walker follows him commentating on his every move. Walker officially retired from commentating in 2001, but he made a one-off appearance at the 2007 European Grand Prix to fill in for David Croft on BBC 5 Live.

The toll of fly-away races and working long days under immense pressure began to show and, aged 78, he felt that it was time to take a step back from such a demanding role. Since retirement Walker has had a career performing after-dinner speeches and doing talks on cruise ships, as well as continuing to do one-off bits for the BBC and other media organizations.

Since a cancer diagnosis in 2013 Walker has slowed down a little more, but even when he's out of the public spotlight the 97-year-old remains firmly in the affections of fans and the motorsport community alike. Cobra Make, Engine: A & C, 351W, Theme 3550.

The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car, it’s the one who refuses to lose. You win some, you lose some, you wreck some.

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If you think the last 4 words of the national anthem are gentlemen, start your engines, you might be a redneck. Need to tie some kerosene rags around his ankles, so the ants don’t eat his candy ass.

Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games. Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls.

I don’t know driving in another way which isn’t risky. It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down.

You just press the accelerator to the floor and steer left. To achieve anything in this game you must be prepared to dabble in the boundary of disaster.

When you win a race you’re on top that day, so take it for what its worth, have a good time and party, cause the next day when you get out of bed, the meter goes back to zero again. And rubbing, son, is racing’.

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You can tell that you’re in trouble when you feel the air on the back of your neck instead of in your face. I got hit in the head pretty hard.

Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down. If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari.

There are seven winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today, and four of them are Michael Schumacher. I love this kind of racing, (but) these guys sure change their personalities in race mode.

When I started racing my father told me, ‘Cristiano, nobody has three balls, but some people have two very good ones. Moonshiners put more time, energy, thought, and love into their cars than any racer ever will.

There have been other tracks that separated the men from the boys. This is the track that will separate the brave from the weak after the boys are gone.

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Cobra Make, Engine: Time Machines Motorsports LLC- Performance Dealer A friend who rolled his Camaro at Bridgehampton around 1971 during a Trans Am was asked if it was “Brake Fade” by ABC.

We had 3 “Guest instructors” Stirling Moss, Jimmy Clark, and some old guy named Shelby! Fat, dumb and happy as I was then, I didn't think it was any big deal.

I just have to say that Sir Stirling Moss is one tough old man. To fall 3 stories down an elevator shaft at 80 years old and survive is one tough SOB.

Cobra Make, Engine: Everett Morrison- 351C Newman's first law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you're upside down.

“You haven't lived until you have gone down the back straight at Daytona at 180 mph,,,,,,backwards”. Francis Afflict, a friend who died in a crash at Daytona a year or two after telling me this, some 25 or 30 years ago.

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“You haven't lived until you have gone down the back straight at Daytona at 180 mph,,,,,,backwards”. Francis Afflict, a friend who died in a crash at Daytona a year or two after telling me this, some 25 or 30 years ago.

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