Charlie Whiting R.I.P.

Charlie Whiting R.I.P.

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IIIRestorerIII

777 posts

167 months

Thursday 14th March
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Sad sad news this morning. Always admired how he was able to answer tough questions in the drivers briefing and being the voice of reason between them and the regulations. Thoughts with his family.

Blib

34,703 posts

136 months

Thursday 14th March
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Very sorry to hear this sad news R.I.P.

Smollet

4,524 posts

129 months

Thursday 14th March
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RIP Charlie. You’ll be sorely missed by many.

Jonnny

28,695 posts

128 months

Thursday 14th March
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IIIRestorerIII said:
Sad sad news this morning. Always admired how he was able to answer tough questions in the drivers briefing and being the voice of reason between them and the regulations. Thoughts with his family.
Agree, he was brilliant in the briefing - RIP Charlie.

NormalWisdom

1,993 posts

98 months

Thursday 14th March
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Very, very sad news. I've spent the past 6 weeks getting uncharacteristically excited about the new F1 season and it just all went flat.

RIP Charlie
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Krikkit

14,481 posts

120 months

Thursday 14th March
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Flipatron said:
Just described on radio 4 as the 'race starter', hardly fitting for someone who was so ingrained into the fabric of F1.

RIP Charlie.
Very true, but how do you explain the depth of his roles in a quick sound bite to the layman?

Very sad news either way, as noted above 66 is no age at all.

davidd

5,880 posts

223 months

Thursday 14th March
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Such a shame, he was a thoroughly decent human. Always had time for people.

red_slr

8,020 posts

128 months

Thursday 14th March
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That's a big shock. There had been some talk about who would replace him, but probably not for a few years. The guy put in 100% every single event so I hope he gets a big send off.

iandc

2,155 posts

145 months

Thursday 14th March
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IIIRestorerIII said:
Sad sad news this morning. Always admired how he was able to answer tough questions in the drivers briefing and being the voice of reason between them and the regulations. Thoughts with his family.
+1. It must have been a tough job acting as arbitor against the multiple F1 factions. Always came across as a really honest and dedicated man. A very hard act to follow. I hope he is properly recognised by the F1 fraternity.

Jasandjules

62,166 posts

168 months

Thursday 14th March
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Wow that is a shock. RIP.

pgh

904 posts

131 months

Thursday 14th March
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Extremely sad news. It won't quite be the same without him.

AshVX220

3,591 posts

129 months

Thursday 14th March
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RIP Charlie, a very sad day for F1, thanks for everything, you were an excellent part of the F1 world. frown

snake_oil

1,271 posts

14 months

Thursday 14th March
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Awful news frown

RIP Charlie.

rscott

8,452 posts

130 months

Thursday 14th March
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A lovely tribute from the person behind the Fake Charlie Whiting Twitter account.


MartG

13,730 posts

143 months

Thursday 14th March
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RIP Charlie frown

moffspeed

826 posts

146 months

Thursday 14th March
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Very sad, always felt that he added a touch of common sense and stability in the self -important world of F1. RIP.

Just in his mid 60’s, reported pulmonary embolism presumably would have been related to, and a complication of, the long haul flight down to Oz, the hidden dangers of flying.

Incidentally his brother Nick owned All Car Equipe near Brands. He was also a successful saloon car racer before meeting an untimely death in 1990....

TheDeuce

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631 posts

5 months

Thursday 14th March
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rscott said:
A lovely tribute from the person behind the Fake Charlie Whiting Twitter account.

Very nice. I didn't know they had such a friendly relationship.

geeks

4,172 posts

78 months

Thursday 14th March
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R.I.P Charlie, I met him once, a genuine gent with F1 in his veins. It's a big knock for the sport.

pits

5,670 posts

129 months

Thursday 14th March
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Really is sad, from the few times you would actually see or hear from him, general broadcasting wise, always came across as a very calm man, succinct and civil in how he talked to people, completely neutral and added that bit of common sense to F1.
Huge boots to fill, someone with that much knowledge of the rule book and being able to deliver that knowledge on a quick basis, truly outstanding man in F1.

johnxjsc1985

15,210 posts

103 months

Thursday 14th March
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What a shock and how terrible for his Family. A massive loss to F1 seems to have been universally respected in the Sport and
66 years old is no age at all.