Charlie Whiting R.I.P.

Charlie Whiting R.I.P.

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Bullitt Five-Oh

876 posts

25 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Derek Smith said:
Shocking news.

The reports suggest pulmonary embolism. Is that generated by long air flights?
I had to google this, it's basically like a bloodclart heart attack.

Munter

30,065 posts

199 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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It's sad. It seems a lot of respected people, had a lot of respect for him. That I think says a lot about someone.

See ya Charlie. Say hi to Roland, Senna and Jules for us.

TheDeuce

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7,311 posts

24 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Munter said:
It's sad. It seems a lot of respected people, had a lot of respect for him. That I think says a lot about someone.

See ya Charlie. Say hi to Roland, Senna and Jules for us.
Both the above sentiments put a smile on my face. That's a damn good way of looking at it.

Norfolkit

2,353 posts

148 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Very nice tribute to him from Martin Brundle and Ross Brawn on Welcome To The Weekend.

Ross Brawn said wht he did on a race weekend was about 5% of his job.


Fundoreen

1,769 posts

41 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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768 said:
Derek Smith said:
Shocking news.

The reports suggest pulmonary embolism. Is that generated by long air flights?
Increases the risk, usually starts as a DVT which could otherwise also end up in the heart or brain.
Such a loss and as we are aware of these problems should be factored into the planning of the race schedule.
Australian race should follow a week after a race like china and that way you are on 2 shorter flights. Maybe another race like
vietnam after aus. Or just ditch it altogether.

Europa1

10,923 posts

146 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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RIP Charlie Whiting. Always came across as an affable, approachable guy with few, if any, enemies, which I suspect is not something you could say about many in the F1 paddock. Jake Humphrey's comments about him were quite touching.

Having read the report on the BBC Sport website, I unwisely started reading the comments,

Some small minded cretin was down-voting all the RIP comments, another used it as an opportunity to berate F1 fans for following a dull sport when they could be following the true athletes of premier league football...I know posters on the F1 forums can get a bit OTT occasionally and there are comments of "it must be half term", but it seems to be permanently half term on the BBC F1 comments pages.

RDMcG

15,695 posts

165 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Terrible news. It will be so sad to see the start in Melbourne. A real part of the DNA of Formula One.

TheDeuce

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7,311 posts

24 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Europa1 said:
RIP Charlie Whiting. Always came across as an affable, approachable guy with few, if any, enemies, which I suspect is not something you could say about many in the F1 paddock. Jake Humphrey's comments about him were quite touching.

Having read the report on the BBC Sport website, I unwisely started reading the comments,

Some small minded cretin was down-voting all the RIP comments, another used it as an opportunity to berate F1 fans for following a dull sport when they could be following the true athletes of premier league football...I know posters on the F1 forums can get a bit OTT occasionally and there are comments of "it must be half term", but it seems to be permanently half term on the BBC F1 comments pages.
Appalling to act that like around a subject like this though frown

LordOfTheManor

833 posts

69 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Such a gentleman he will be greatly missed by all ...

Petrus1983

3,982 posts

120 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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LordOfTheManor said:
Such a gentleman he will be greatly missed by all ...
Agreed.

Petrus1983

3,982 posts

120 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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LordOfTheManor said:
Such a gentleman he will be greatly missed by all ...

garyhun

29,828 posts

186 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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TheDeuce said:
Europa1 said:
RIP Charlie Whiting. Always came across as an affable, approachable guy with few, if any, enemies, which I suspect is not something you could say about many in the F1 paddock. Jake Humphrey's comments about him were quite touching.

Having read the report on the BBC Sport website, I unwisely started reading the comments,

Some small minded cretin was down-voting all the RIP comments, another used it as an opportunity to berate F1 fans for following a dull sport when they could be following the true athletes of premier league football...I know posters on the F1 forums can get a bit OTT occasionally and there are comments of "it must be half term", but it seems to be permanently half term on the BBC F1 comments pages.
Appalling to act that like around a subject like this though frown
Idiots should just be ignored.

firtyfree

34 posts

104 months

Tuesday 19th March 2019
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Ed Moses

302 posts

78 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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firtyfree said:
That is a great idea and a fitting way to remember the man.

Bullitt Five-Oh

876 posts

25 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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This is getting ridiculous. Thank god we didn't have twitter when Senna died.