F1 race director Charlie Whiting dies aged 66
Espn.com.au - Fri 15 Mar 22:08 GMT

Charlie Whiting, the FIA's director of Formula One, has died at the age of 66 as a result of pulmonary embolism.

F1 race director Charlie Whiting dies aged 66

  Charlie Whiting, the FIA's director of Formula One and one of the most influential people in the sport, has died at the age of 66.

  Tributes have flowed in for FIA's race director Charlie Whiting who died just 24 hours out from the beginning of the 2019 Formula One season.

  1 Related Whiting held a key role in the running of Formula One race weekends, overseeing the FIA's operation of all on-track sessions.

  Charlie Whiting was a great race director, a central and inimitable figure in Formula One who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport.

  The FIA named Michael Masi as the replacement race director, safety delegate and permanent starter for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix.