Charlie Whiting, 1952 - 2019


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.”

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