F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting dies age 66

Charlie Whiting, a pillar of F1 passes away in Melbourne We're stuffed with immense shock and unhappiness on the information of Charlie Whiting's passing. He might be remembered as a large of the game, in addition to an expensive buddy to so many. Our deepest sympathies and ideas are along with his family and friends.https://t.co/36pAcjjZOy — Method 1 (@F1) March 14, 2019 Method 1 Race Director Charlie Whiting has handed away after struggling a pulmonary embolism on Thursday morning. Whiting, who was in Melbourne for the beginning of the Method 1 season and was seen within the paddock on Wednesday. “It's with immense unhappiness that I discovered of Charlie’s passing,” stated FIA president Jean Todt. “Charlie Whiting was an excellent race director, a central and inimitable determine in Method 1 who embodied the ethics and spirit of this unbelievable sport. “Method 1 has misplaced a trustworthy buddy and a charismatic ambassador in Charlie. All my ideas, these of the FIA and whole motorsport neighborhood exit to his household, buddies, and all Method 1 lovers.” Whiting began working in F1 in 1977, when he labored for the Hesketh group earlier than shifting on to Brabham. Taking part in a pivotal position in Nelson Piquet 1981 and 1983 World Championship titles, he joined the FIA in 1988 and have become race director nin years later. Ross Brawn, Managing Director, Motorsports, Method 1 stated: “I've identified Charlie for all of my racing life. We labored as mechanics collectively, turned buddies and spent a lot time collectively at race tracks the world over. “I used to be stuffed with immense unhappiness once I heard the tragic information. I’m devastated. It's a nice loss not just for me personally but additionally your complete Method 1 household, the FIA and motorsport as a complete. All our ideas exit to his household.”