Race Director Charlie Whiting Dies At 66
WEbsite thisisf1reports Charlie Whiting has died in Melbourne.
The long-serving FIA race director and official starter passed away in his Melbourne hotel room on Wednesday, just days before the 2019 season opener.
The FIA and Liberty Media confirmed that he died of a pulmonary embolism.
Whiting, who was 66, started his life in the paddock in 1977 with the Hesketh team.
He went on to join Bernie Ecclestone’s Brabham team and became the FIA safety delegate in 1988.