The Martin Brundle Quotes Page

Martin Brundle (photo - taken 1996)

Martin Brundle has had an established career as a motor racing driver, but after failing to get his contract renewed for the 1997 FIA Formula 1 World Championship he found a new home in the ITV commentary box along-side veteran commentator and cult figure Murray Walker.
Martin proved to be a breath of fresh air and - some say - was the best partner Murray's had since the late James Hunt. With his intimate knowledge of modern F1 racing and a sharp wit, Brundle has proved to be a hit with the fans.

This site was an attempt to catalogue some of the best of his frank and humourous observations and occasional gaffes. *** The most recent site cataloguing Martin's commentary is Brundleisms. ***

Thank you to everybody who has contributed. E-mail addresses or names are against the relevant quotes, or left anonymous as requested. My thanks also to Helen Gerald and David Wright. Special thanks to Callie Sullivan, who co-authored the site with me from the 2000 season onwards.

Apparently Martin has seen this site and enjoyed it!

So, without much further ado, it's over to Martin....

"Next time the Grand Prix is on, turn the volume down and start talking.
See how far you get before you run out of words, or start repeating yourself, or you make a mistake.
And it's not very far."

Old Quotes

"It's live. When those words come out of your mouth they're gone - forever.
Sometimes you want to claw them back again."

Martin's previous musings can be found in the 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 archives.

Site closure note

The 2002 season marked the end of my stewardship of the Martin Brundle Quotes Page. While this site will no longer be updated, it will remain online as an archive - see the "Old Quotes" section, above.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed, commented or simply "just" visited this site.

And obviously, thanks to Martin, for such an enjoyable commentary.

David Crick
November 2002

*** Links to successor sites ***

*** The most recent site cataloguing Martin's commentary is Brundleisms ***, which, as well as new quotes, includes all content from mine and Callie's sites.

Another site that catalogued some of Martin's more recent commentary was Martin Brundle (and His Friends).

Callie Sullivan was instrumental in the running of this site in its latter years. She started her own site, Martin Brundle's Racing Lines (link/content may no longer be accessible), to continue the tradition. With Martin's move to Sky, Callie also stepped down. All of Callie's quotes (as well as mine) are also now on the most recent quotes site, Brundleisms.

Document Copyright 1997-2020 David Crick.
Last Updated: 11 August 2020