FIA F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting Passed Away - Engine Builder Magazine

FIA F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting Passed Away

Whiting began his F1 career in 1977 working at the Hesketh team, then in the 1980s at Brabham. He has been an integral part of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship since joining in 1988 and has been the Race Director since 1997.

FIA Director of Formula 1 Charlie Whiting, 66, passed away March 13, in Melbourne, Australia, as the result of a pulmonary embolism, just days before the Australian Grand Prix, which will open the F1 season. Whiting began his F1 career in 1977 working at the Hesketh team, then in the 1980s at Brabham. He has been an integral part of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship since he joined the Federation in 1988, and has been the Race Director since 1997.

“It is with immense sadness that I learned of Charlie’s sudden passing. I have known Charlie Whiting for many years and he has been a great Race Director, a central and inimitable figure in Formula One who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport,” FIA President Jean Todt said. “Formula 1 has lost a faithful friend and a charismatic ambassador in Charlie,” he added. “All my thoughts, those of the FIA and entire motorsport community go out to his family, friends, and all Formula 1 lovers.”

For more information: the F1 website.

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