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F1-pit to land in great grief, held and the prestigious FIA-boss's sudden death shocked all - I can't believe this
F1 race director Charlie whiting's death brought the dark shadow of the season the first GP-weekend wear.Charlie Whiting to talk to you again on Wednesday Sebastian Vettel with Melbourne, the Albert Park track to the start line. AOP

australia's Melbourne hearing on Thursday morning the sad news, after more than 20-year career in the fia's F1 race director to make the Charlie Whiting , 66, was reported dead. The sudden and surprisingly the cause of death was pulmonary embolism.

Charlie was an awesome race director, essential and inimitable character, which the personify of this species ethics, and spirit, the Fia president Jean Todt praised the late English.

Thursday day time, almost the entire F1 pit wanted to share their own memories held and through a line of very prestigious Whiting.

I've known Charlie all of the racing in my time. We worked together mekaanikkoina, we became friends and we spent a lot of time together on tracks around the world. I'm devastated. This is a great loss, F1's motorsport director Ross Brawn said.

– This is a huge shock to everyone. He was a human, which could thought to be always present voice of reason. He had a huge responsibility and a crucial role of the species run. In particular, the drivers appreciated him, the 1996 world champion Damon Hill said.

He was a great ambassador for our species. He always thought the F1's for the best. All of us who we were lucky enough to learn when we know him, we miss his smile and gentle humor, the Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff said.

I can't believe this. I am immensely sad. Charlie did so much for this type of front as well as helped our drivers to drive so many things and to improve safety. I like our conversations over the years. Condolences to your family, Lewis Hamilton wrote on Instagram.

– a Very sad and surreal news. I can't believe this. My thoughts are with his family and friends. He has made you to love our species so much. Rest in peace, Charlie, Valtteri Bottas wrote on Twitter.

Charlie was a true professional and very knowledgeable but above all a great person who respects all. Tireless and enlightened motor racing expert, who helped to make F1 safer and better, the Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto said.

I Talked with him yesterday. We walked the track first bends through together. Difficult to understand. He was the drivers husband. He was open to all, always. He was a competitor, very nice type, Sebastian Vettel said.

Awful news, Melbourne. All my thoughts are Charlie's nearby house. Motor sports world will miss you. Rest in peace, Charles Leclerc tweeted.

He was a very honest man, who handled the difficult role of a balanced way. At heart he was a rival, whose roots extend to the Hesketh and Brabham-years. Charlie was a great man, which the entire motor sport community will miss sorrow, Red Bull -boss Christian Horner said.

– He loves F1 and had to type the real key person. I miss our conversations. He always listen to drivers and take care of our security. We miss him greatly, Romain Grosjean tweeted.

– oh, my god. I'm so sad and sorry to hear that Charlie is dead. Rest in peace. I respect every moment with you and enjoy them, F1 drivers representative even basic:the president Alex Wurz tweeted.

for Decades, the depot

whiting's career in F1-depots spanning five different decades. He started in 1977 Hesketh-team ranks, until he transferred to the Bernie Ecclestone to lead the Brabham team, where he rose to chief mechanic. In 1988, Whiting jumped Fia service, and nine years later he was appointed to the F1 race director.

Whiting, who was practically responsible for the fact that the competition week, the rest was carried out as planned. One of the tv-audience of the most visible areas of responsibility, was it, that Whiting held every GP Friday driver meeting where drivers were allowed to ask their mind about things. In addition, he was responsible for the starting lights to turn on and off and used the top decision-making power to the GP-jury progress of resolving cases. Whiting was also the person who decided, when the safety car comes on the track and when it leaves the track.

the race leader's title, in addition to Whiting also served as the F1-the series technical director. Rules questions were directed to him, and he was, for example, the power to decide whether the car parts of the rules.

Whiting hobby of golf and enjoyed a good red wine. He had Juliette -wife with two children: Justin , 11 Charlotte , 8.

Video: IL:n Mikko Hyytiä and expert Jyrki lake grove go through the setups for the new F1 season.

Sources: Sky Sports, Motorsport, Motorsport-Total

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