MURRAY WALKER, the voice of Formula 1, produced some of the greatest ever lines in sporting commentary.
The motorsport legend, who passed away at the age of 97 on Saturday, is responsible for countless iconic quotes during his storied broadcasting career.
Tributes poured in for Walker on Saturday after his death was announcedCredit: Reuters
Here are just 20 of the best lines from a commentating icon.
“There’s nothing wrong with the car except it’s on fire.”
“You can cut the tension with a cricket stump.”
“With half the race gone there is half the race to go.”
“IF is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards.”
“I imagine the conditions in those cars are totally unimaginable.”
“Even in five years time, he will still be four years younger than Damon Hill.”
“Either that car is stationary or it’s on the move.”
Walker received an OBE in 1996 for his services to broadcasting and motorsportCredit: Reuters
“That’s history. I say history because it happened in the past.”
“Do my eyes deceive me or is Senna’s car sounding a bit rough?”
“There are seven winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today, and four of them are Michael Schumacher.”
“And the first five places are filled with five different cars.”
“The lead car is unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.”
“And this is the third-placed car about to lap the second-placed car.”
“And now, excuse me while I interrupt myself.”
“The battle is well and truly on if it wasn’t on before, and it certainly was.”
“You might not think that’s cricket, and it’s not, it’s motor racing.””Two laps to go, then the action will begin. Unless this is the action, which it is.”
“I’m going for first,” (Explaining away a British Touring car driver putting up his middle finger).
Murray: “There’s a firey glow coming from the back of the Ferrari!” – James Hunt: “No Murray, that’s his rear safety light.”
“I want to say so much more than I have time for.”