FIA Charlie Whiting RIP

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  1. Mezzer

    Mezzer A fine chap if ever there was one. Contributor

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  3. jez101

    jez101 Bookies drive nice cars because of people like me Contributor

    If there was an F1 Hall of Fame, Charlie would be in it... making sure that it ran as smoothly as the races he directed.
  4. Radical F1

    Radical F1 Test Driver

    at 66, gone too soon.
    RIP Charlie
  5. BradMan

    BradMan Test Driver

    Could not believe the headline...

    RIP Charlie Whiting
  6. Ruslan

    Ruslan Points Scorer

    Sad. He held down a thankless job forever. RIP.
  7. Dartman

    Dartman Points Scorer

    The last of the Brabham team to run F1, but the first and youngest to die, RIP.
    One wonders who the first driver in the heat of the moment will shout on his radio "did Charlie see that"
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  8. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Oh wow shock news this morning. RIP Charlie.
  9. Angel

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    Woke up to the horrible news, poor Charlie. Condolenses to his family and friends, F1 is going to miss him terribly, it literally won't be the same without him.
  10. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    Oh dear that’s sudden.
  11. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Sad news, RIP
  12. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

    This is a loss for Formula 1.
    Condolences to family and friends.
    A long memory of this man.
  13. rufus_mcdufus

    rufus_mcdufus Champion Elect

    Not only is this a sad and sudden loss of one of the nice guys, Charlie was a central figure in the running of F1 and I can imagine this will cause some problems short term at least.
  14. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I say all of this with the greatest respect for Charlie.

    The FIA must now be in a flap looking for his replacement. He was a key figure on a race weekend. Race starter, rules maker, rule enforcer. the FIA need someone to do that role and fast. We are go for tomorrow.

    They don't have time to morn or leave a respectful interval. They have the F1 circus to run.

    It occurs to me that Paddy Lowe is looking for a job.
  15. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

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    Very shocked and saddened. His family must be devastated.
  16. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    the news of Charlie Whiting passing is worse, by the fact that its really shocked everyone unlike hypothetically Bernie (im not killing him off) we never saw it coming we were all there just waiting for the racing to begin. what a lovely guy, a guy that we all feel that knew as he been the main guy & there starting every race that people under 40 can remember & i cant imagine anyone else starting an race. huge loss to F1 & ive loved reading all the lovely stories about from everyone. really hope that Liberty / FIA / F1 will have a minute silence for him before the gp on sunday as it would be only fitting

    also for those on twitter probally know fake Charlie whiting. he left this touching tribute
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  17. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    Just seen the above, so the FIA have had to move swiftly for this weekend, whether he will keep the job long term or not who knows?
  18. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    RIP Mr Whiting.
  19. I would like to send a thought of comfort and condolences to Charlie's family, although I was often in disagreement with his decisions it is very sad that he passed away at such an early age
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  20. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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  21. Grizzly

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    Terrible news on the eve of the new season. Charlie was so much more to F1 and the other FIA single seater categories than the public elements of his role on race weekends.

    My best wishes to his family and friends.

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