Formula 1 pays tribute to Charlie Whiting

Date published: March 14 2019 - Editor

Formula 1 pays tribute to Charlie Whiting

Formula 1 has this morning woken to the sad news that FIA race director Charlie Whiting has passed away.

Whiting, who has been the race director for Formula 1 since the late 1990s, suffered a pulmonary embolism in Melbourne as he prepared for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

F1 took to social media to pay its respect.

The 66-year-old was billed as a “giant of our sport” by McLaren.

Williams said he would be “greatly missed”.

A “true gentleman and a friend” said Pirelli.

Renault spoke of Whiting’s “drive to ensure exciting, safe and fair racing was unparalleled”, adding that his “passion will be sorely missed.”

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