Motorsport UK has paid tribute to Charlie Whiting, who sadly passed this morning (14 March). He was 66.
Charlie began his F1 career in 1977 with the Hesketh team, before moving to Brabham and celebrating success with Nelson Piquet in the 1980s. He joined the FIA in 1988 and has played an integral part of the organisation of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship ever since, becoming Race Director in 1997.
David Richards CBE, Chairman of Motorsport UK, said: “Charlie had one of the most difficult jobs in F1 which he managed with such professionalism that he was respected by everyone throughout the F1 paddock. Over the years he has provided great support to our officials at the British Grand Prix and I’m sure they would wish to join me in paying tribute to someone who has made an enormous contribution to F1.”
Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb has launched the second running of the popular motorsport weekend, as entries open for the September 14/15 closed-road speed event based near Newquay in Cornwall. Read more
Lewis Hamilton has received the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy for an eighth time after ranking as the top Commonwealth driver in F1 last year. Read more
Seven-time Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo visited round four of his kart race series at Whilton Mill last weekend and took the opportunity to announce with Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers, that for 2020 the series will partner with the sport’s g... Read more
Today Silverstone Circuits, the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) and Formula 1 announced that the British Grand Prix will remain at the venue until 2024. Read more
In one of the most significant changes to the administration of motorsport in the UK, the governing body has adopted new articles of association, which bring it in line with Sport England’s Code of Governance and best practice. Read more
Meet the young women representing the UK in the FIA Girls on Track Karting Challenge at Le Mans this weekend (8-10 March). Read more
Double British Sprint Champion Heather Calder enjoyed her first experience of the BRDC British F3 car at Snetterton today (7 March), completing more mileage in just a few hours than she would do usually in an entire season of sprinting. Read more
Reigning British Sprint Champion Heather Calder will get behind the wheel of a BRDC British F3 car at Snetterton today, with the Lanan Racing team. Read more