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Mourning for the formula 1 race Director Charlie Whiting

formula 1 race Director Whiting is dead. According to the FIA, he died, died three days before the season opener in Melbourne at the age of 66 of a pulmonary embolism. Whiting was a Central figure in the series.

The formula 1 mourns the loss of one of its Central figures. Race Director Charlie Whiting has died at the age of 66 years, such as the Motorsport world governing body said FIA. Cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. On the day before his death, Whiting in Australia had been in the paddock and had monitored the preparations for the opening race, which takes place on Sunday.

"formula 1 has lost in Charlie, a loyal friend, and charismatic Ambassador," said FIA President Jean Todt. Formula-1-sport boss Ross Brawn has not responded deeply affected at the news of the death of his friend: "This is a huge loss for me, but for the entire formula 1 family, the FIA and the Motorsport in General."

Meticulous as a rule, guardian

Whiting began his Motorsport career as a mechanic. Together with his brother Nick, he worked from 1977 in the formula 1 Hesketh racing team. Later he moved to Bernie Eccles tone Brabham Team and was chief technician.

in 1988, he took a Job as a Technical delegate to the world Federation and made a name for himself as a meticulous as a rule guardian. Television viewers was Whiting is mainly known for the fact that he took via Signal the Start of each race. Since 1997, he has served as race Director for the organizational process of all Grand Prix, the safety and clarification of technical issues responsible.

"for Many years the voice of reason"

The race teams, and pilots were in deep grief and paid tribute to the important role of whiting's in the race series. "Charlie has played a key role in the Sport, he was as race Director for many years by the referee and the voice of reason," said Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.

The Renault team saw in Whiting, "one of the cornerstones and leaders of our sport," Williams called him "a true legend". Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, was shocked. "He has done so much for the Sport that we love," tweeted the Finn. Haas driver Romain Grosjean said: "listening to the drivers, always, and for our security."

Who's in charge as the successor of Whiting the Grand Prix in Australia, is not yet known. His Deputy was the last of the Americans, Scot Elkins.

Lewis Hamilton formula 1 world champion, 28.10.2018 Atlas |Australia |Melbourne

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