Murray Walker OBE

Legendary Formula 1 Commentator

The very distinctive voice of motorsport and formula one for over a half a decade, Murray Walker OBE is a highly prominent motorsport speaker and broadcasting expert. Beginning his career as a radio commentator for the BBC in 1949 at the British Grand Prix, Murray’s infectious enthusiasm and trademark expressions, such as “Unless I’m very much mistaken…” shortly followed by “…And I am very much mistaken!” made him one of the nation’s most likeable and recognisable television personalities.

With over 50 years of experience in the sport, Walker’s vast wealth of knowledge allows him to never be short of things to say as an after dinner speaker. Murray’s commentating acumen has seen him work all over the world and appear on television in Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand to name a few.  Famously quoted for saying, “Cut me, and I will bleed Castrol-R!” Murray’s love and involvement in the sport is obvious, with his passion and excitement for racing always figuring in his fast-paced commentary. A warm and engaging motorsport speaker, Murray interacts with the audience during speeches or question and answer sessions, leaving everyone more knowledgeable about the intense sport Murray has been involved in for so long.

Murray created a unique style of commentary, his high-pitch and high-speed delivery kept viewers on the edge of their seats and biting their nails. Often getting carried away in the moment, Murray often had to be corrected by calmer colleague Martin Bundle, yet these mistakes fell into insignificance when compared to the painstaking hours of research Murray would undertake before a race to provide the best knowledge for avid spectators. Walker has watched many ages of motorsport in his time and commentated on some of the most poignant moments of the sport, making him a pre-eminent motorsport speaker.

To book Murray Walker OBE as the motorsports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Murray is known to cover the following topics:

  • Motorsport Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Broadcasting & Commentary
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance