WTCR family remembers FIA Director of Formula One Charlie Whiting
The WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup family is remembering Charlie Whiting, the FIA Director of Formula One.
Whiting passed away in Melbourne this morning as the result of a pulmonary embolism, three days before the Australian Grand Prix opens the 2019 F1 season. He was 66.
He joined the FIA in 1988 and was the governing body’s Race Director in Formula One from 1997. He also played a key role in circuit safety and homologation – including several WTCR / OSCARO venues – along with a number of other notable initiatives.
FIA President Jean Todt said: “It is with immense sadness that I learned of Charlie’s sudden passing. I have known Charlie Whiting for many years and he has been a great Race Director, a central and inimitable figure in Formula One who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport. Formula One has lost a faithful friend and a charismatic ambassador in Charlie. All my thoughts, those of the FIA and entire motor sport community go out to his family, friends, and all Formula One lovers.”