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#1 MG Brown

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:26 PM

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I am sad to inform the Slotblog readers that F1 race director Charlie Whiting sadly passed away as the result of a a pulmonary embolism on the eve of the opening weekend of the 2019 season (Australia 14 March 2019) aged 66.

 

Whiting was the official race starter and oversaw all rules matters in F1.

 

FIA president Jean Todt called Whiting "a central and inimitable figure who embodied the ethics and spirit" of F1.

 

Whiting had worked for the FIA since 1988, when he joined initially as technical director.

 
He was previously chief mechanic and then chief engineer of former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team, which won world championships in 1981 and 1983.
 
Whiting began his F1 career with the Hesketh team in 1977, moving to Brabham for 1978 and staying there until he joined the FIA, where he had been a central part of the organisation's running of F1 ever since.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:42 AM

So sad.

 

An amazing man :) 


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:31 AM

:^(


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:33 AM

So sorry to hear this.

Big shoes to fill.


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