Charlie Whiting R.I.P.

Charlie Whiting R.I.P.

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IIIRestorerIII

786 posts

178 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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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

35,886 posts

147 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Very sorry to hear this sad news R.I.P.

Smollet

5,068 posts

140 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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RIP Charlie. You’ll be sorely missed by many.

Jonnny

28,952 posts

139 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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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

2,072 posts

109 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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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

Krikkit

17,450 posts

131 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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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

6,025 posts

234 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Such a shame, he was a thoroughly decent human. Always had time for people.

red_slr

10,091 posts

139 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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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

2,705 posts

156 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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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

63,606 posts

179 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Wow that is a shock. RIP.

pgh

1,571 posts

142 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Extremely sad news. It won't quite be the same without him.

AshVX220

4,383 posts

140 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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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

2,039 posts

25 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Awful news frown

RIP Charlie.

rscott

9,704 posts

141 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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A lovely tribute from the person behind the Fake Charlie Whiting Twitter account.


MartG

15,493 posts

154 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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RIP Charlie frown

moffspeed

925 posts

157 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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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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4,378 posts

16 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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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

5,210 posts

89 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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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

5,824 posts

140 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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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

15,948 posts

114 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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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.