Formula One Race Director Charlie Whiting died at 66

Charlie Whiting, 66-year old Formula One’s long-serving and internationally well-known race director died on Thursday in Melbourne, just a few days before the opening Grand Prix of the season. Charlie from Briton, who had stayed at the sport since 1997. He was in charge of technical sport’s rules and regulations. Charlie suffered a pulmonary embolism or blood clot.

FIA president Jean Todt in a statement said, “It is with tremendous sadness that I learned of Charlie’s sudden passing,” “Formula 1 has lost a faithful friend and a charismatic ambassador in Charlie,” he added.

In 1977 he began his career in F1 working at the Hesketh team and later at Brabham in 1980. He became an essential part of creating the world championship after joining the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile in 1988. ed Bull Racing tweeted, “We are shocked and saddened to hear of Charlie Whiting’s passing and our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.”

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