Charlie Whiting Died

Charlie Whiting Died

March 15, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Formula 1 racing director Charlie Whiting died on Wednesday evening in Melbourne at the age of 66 because of a pulmonary embolus. Representatives of the FIA ​​and the teams expressed their condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased.

Whiting began his career in Formula 1 in 1977, in the Hesketh team, and then collaborated with Brabham. In 1988, he went to work at the FIA, and from 1997 became the director of racing, playing a huge role in complying with and improving safety standards. This weekend, Whiting was also at his post in Melbourne …

Jean Todt, FIA President: “With great sadness, I learned about the sudden death of Charlie. I know Whiting for many years, he was a great racing director, a key and unique figure in Formula 1, embodying the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport.

Formula 1 has lost a loyal friend and a charismatic ambassador. All my thoughts, the thoughts of the employees of the FIA ​​and the entire community of motor racing now with his family and friends, with all lovers of Formula 1. “

Ross Brown, the sports director of Formula 1: “I have known Charlie all my racing life. Together we worked as mechanics, made friends, spent a lot of time on the tracks around the world.

I learned this tragic news with incredible sadness. I’m devastated. This is a big loss, not only for me personally, but for the whole family of Formula 1, FIA and motor sport in general. All our thoughts are with his family. ”