Charlie Whiting DiedMarch 15, 2019
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. ”
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