Charlie Whiting R.I.P.

Charlie Whiting R.I.P.

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768

4,017 posts

35 months

Thursday 14th March
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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.

Bullitt Five-Oh

530 posts

6 months

Thursday 14th March
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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

28,404 posts

180 months

Thursday 14th March
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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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631 posts

5 months

Thursday 14th March
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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

2,042 posts

129 months

Thursday 14th March
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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.


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Fundoreen

637 posts

22 months

Friday 15th March
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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

7,700 posts

127 months

Friday 15th March
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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

12,981 posts

146 months

Friday 15th March
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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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631 posts

5 months

Friday 15th March
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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

480 posts

50 months

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

Petrus1983

1,752 posts

101 months

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

Petrus1983

1,752 posts

101 months

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

garyhun

26,249 posts

167 months

Friday 15th March
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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

27 posts

85 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Ed Moses

246 posts

59 months

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

Bullitt Five-Oh

530 posts

6 months

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