Desert Fox Clan
Desert Fox Clan

DFC Humour


Murray Walkerisms
18th November 2001, 16:29 Text

Rating: Fox Rating 4

  • Unless I'm very much mistaken ... yes, I AM very much mistaken.
  • The lead car is absolutely unique - except for the car behind which is identical.
  • There's nothing wrong with the car except that it's on fire.
  • With the race half gone there is half the race still to go.
  • I imagine the conditions in those cars are totally unimaginable.
  • The atmosphere is so tense you could cut it with a cricket stump.
  • Prost can see Mansell in his earphones.
  • Either that car is stationary or it is on the move.
  • And now excuse me while I interrupt myself.
  • And now the boot is on the other Schumacher.
  • Do my eyes deceive me or is Senna's car sounding a bit rough?
  • Damon Hill is leading ... behind him are the second and third men.
  • Tambay's hopes, which were previously nil, are now absolutely zero.
  • I've just stopped my startwatch.
  • We now have exactly the same situation as we had at the start of the race, only exactly the opposite
  • That was exactly the same place where Senna overtook Nannini that he didn't overtake Alain Prost.
  • A mediocre season for Nelson Piquet, as he is now known, and always has been.
  • There's only a second between them. One. That's how long a second is.
  • He's obviously gone in for a wheel change. I say obviously because I can't see it
  • Do my eyes deceive me, or is Senna's Lotus sounding rough ?
  • Alboreto has dropped back up to fifth place
  • As you look at the first four, the significant thing is that Alboreto is 5th
  • I can't imagine what kind of problem Senna has. I imagine it must be some sort of grip problem
  • He is shedding buckets of adrenalin in that car
  • It's raining and the track is wet
  • Murray: There's a fiery glow coming from the back of the Ferrari James: No Murray, that's his rear safety light
  • ...Cruel luck for Alesi, second on the grid. That's the first time he had started from the front row in a Grand Prix, having done so in Canada earlier this year...
  • The Jordan factory is at the factory gates
  • ...and there's no damage to the car.....except to the car itself.
  • The beak of Ayrton Senna's chicken is pulling ahead
  • and I interrupt myself to bring you this....
  • This is an interesting circuit because it has inclines, and not just up, but down as well.
  • Only a few more laps to go and then the action will begin, unless this is the action, which it is.
  • ...the lead is now 6.9 seconds. In fact it's just under 7 seconds
  • You can't see a digital clock because there isn't one.
  • ...but Here is Now and There is Damon Hill...
  • ...and the Peugeot cup of misery is filled past overflowing...
  • Schumacher is still the fastest man on the track, not only by virtue of the fact that he leads the Australian Grand Prix, but he also holds the fastest lap
  • Murray: "And there are flames coming from the back of Prost's car as he enters the swimming pool." James: "Well, that should put them out then.
  • ...and he's lost both right front tyres
  • Alesi is in second place and Hill is in second place...
  • As you can see, visually, with your eyes...
  • Andrea de Cesaris...the man who has won more Grands Prix than anyone else without actually winning one of them.
  • Oh that's the Forti, and, it looks like, err, its Roberto Moreno's car, the err Brazilian .. I was going to say the elderly Brazilian , he's only 36 but he's actually the oldest driver in the race at the present moment, though he's just retired from it!
  • ....Schumacher crosses the line to start another lap, and there's nothing there!
  • Right underneath me, Michael Schumacher!
  • ... this is the part of the circuit where the Williams tends to be, not tends to be is slower than the Benetton historically, today.
  • The Benetton handling superbly as ever. Williams have worked very very hard on this car at the beginning of the season.
  • And we have had 5 races so far this year, Brazil, Argentina, Imola, Schumacher and Monacco!
  • And there's a dry line appearing in the tunnel [pause] Obvious really as it has a roof
  • ...and now, just in case there is any CONFUSION this is the race order on lap 19: David Coulthard leads and has yet to stop; Hakkinen leads and has yet to stop...
  • Nigel Mansell - the man of the race - the man of the day - the man from the Isle of Man
  • An Achilles heel for the McLaren team this year, and it's literally the heel because it's the gearbox
  • The atmosphere is so tense you could cut it with a cricket stump
  • Now the Frenchman Jacques Lafitte is as close to Surer as Surer is to Lafitte
  • Mansell is slowing it down, taking it easy. Oh no he isn't! It's a lap record.
  • It's not quite a curve, it's a straight actually.
  • This race will actually develop into a Grand prix
  • ..and Damon Hill is following Damon Hill
  • Schumacher has made his final stop three times!
  • And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One racing
  • And he's done that in a whisker under 10 seconds, call it 9.7 in round figures
  • Into lap 53, the penultimate last lap but one
  • Nigel Mansell is the last person in the race apart from the five in front of him.
  • There goes Panis in the Prost. For years we knew them as Ligiers, because that is what they were called.
  • And I usually say that if anything is going to go wrong with the car, it has done by now, but I'm not going to say that about Jacques Villeneuve.... Oh, I already have.
  • Rally points scoring is 20 for the fastest, 18 for the second fastest, right down to 6 points for the slowest fastest.
  • He will not produce a winner, but if he can produce second, it will be the next best thing.
  • And Panis is almost literally laughing his head of in that car.
  • I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong