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#1 xtremeclock

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 00:57

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FIA F1 race director Charlie Whiting dies ahead of Australian GP: https://www.autospor...ie-whiting-dies

 

 

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#RIPCharlie 


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#2 vas04614

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:02

Sad news....RIP Charlie sir

Edited by vas04614, 14 March 2019 - 01:03.


#3 Junky

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:03

I was shockingly surprised by this. Charlie Whiting has been part of my living memory of 20 years of Formula 1. For someone like me (and most of us), he was part of the furniture of our sport, of our show, even, if you want, of our dreams. 

 

My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

 

Rest in Peace, Charlie.



#4 Afterburner

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:04

Wow... gone too early. Rest in peace, Charlie.

#5 SCUDmissile

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:06

RIP, such a shame that happened to him, long flights are a huge risk for those. Really unfortunate.

#6 Fastcake

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:09

Crikey that is a massive shock.

Charlie Whiting was a massive figure in the sport, one of the very last of the old guard of Formula One. He probably knew more about F1 than most of the paddock put together, and I would have dearly loved to chat with the man. It’s a shame his public role who limited to “the guy who presses the button”, as there is no doubt he’ll leave a massive hole on the grid this weekend.

Best wishes to his friends and family.

#7 milestone 11

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:10

Bloody hell, that's awful. RIP Charlie. Sounds as though he had a DVT possibly due to the flight.

#8 teejay

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:15

Thank you for your immense contribution to the sport we love. 

 

RIP Charlie. 



#9 beachdrifter

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:17

You will be missed!

#10 lbennie

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:18

RIP Charlie



#11 Jerem

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:19

That's shocking news. Thank you Charlie for all you did for the sport. May you rest in peace.



#12 Flasheart

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:20

Bloody hell, this is incredibly sad. There aren’t many bigger figures on race day than Charlie. It’s a massive loss to Formula One. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Vale.

Someone will have massive shoes to fill.

#13 SB

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:21

Oooooo what a shocking news.  :cry:

 

RIP and thanks for all your contributions to motorsport !



#14 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:21

RIP Charlie. Very sad. And he was due to start the season on Sunday.

#15 beachdrifter

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:21

amus on Charlie:

https://www.auto-mot...ting-gestorben/

#16 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:21

I saw the notification on the beeb and was wondering, are you serious ?

#17 Danyy

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:23

Oh my god... Rest in peace Charlie.

#18 Neno

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:23

Shocking news. Rest in peace. This happening so close to Grand Prix weekend makes it even more sad. 



#19 Mandzipop

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:26

Wow, completely stunned by that news. 66 is no age. RIP Charlie.

 

My thoughts are with his family and friends.



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#20 Cobra

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:31

Utterly shocking news. RIP Charlie F1 is emptier without you sir.

#21 BertoC

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:32

RIP:(

#22 HP

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:33

Shocking news. RIP Charlie.



#23 back86

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:38

Rip Charlie Whiting what sad news just before the season  starts 

 

I wonder the fia are going to do now with race director for this weekend and rest  of season and all jobs that charlie did such as the starter someone will have big shoes


This is huge loss for  the fia and his family 

 


Edited by back86, 14 March 2019 - 01:38.


#24 Marklar

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:42

That's tragic :(

Rip
Charlie Whiting what sad news just before the season starts


I wonder the fia are going to do now with
race director for this weekend and rest of season and all jobs that charlie did such as the starter someone will have big shoes


This is huge loss for the fia and his family

According to AMuS Scott Elkins, his deputy, will take over his duties for this weekend. There is also Tombazis and Bayer in theory.

Edited by Marklar, 14 March 2019 - 01:45.


#25 NikL

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:43

That is very sad, Charlie Whiting was F1.


Edited by NikL, 14 March 2019 - 01:44.


#26 BillyWhizz

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:48

Absolutely shocking. Utterly tragic that he passed at such a small age. A huge loss to the F1 community, and his family of course.

 

RIP Charlie.

 

But what an incredible life.



#27 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:49

He was part of the old guard. RIP Charlie. Very sad news.

#28 jstrains

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:55

F#$k are you kidding me? That is so horrible :|



#29 ali.unal

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:59

His name is almost synonymous with the Formula 1. He was such an integral part of the F1 circle. Shocking news. Rest in peace.

#30 SPBHM

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:59

less of F1 will be present this year, sad and unexpected, RIP



#31 gowebber

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:01

Wow thats a shock. He seemed like a top bloke. Very sad news. RIP Charlie


Edited by gowebber, 14 March 2019 - 02:07.


#32 DanardiF1

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:02

Honestly!?! Charlie!?!

In seriousness this is very sad news. Charlie was a pillar of F1's operations over the years.

Rest in peace

#33 JacnGille

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:03

Just came across this elsewhere. Sad as well as shocking news.



#34 RacingGreen

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:05

Very sad news. RIP Charlie. 



#35 Boxerevo

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:06

D.E.P



#36 Tsarwash

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:08

Sad news for his friends, family and fans. I certainly didn't want him to die., but I did want him to step away from his role. 



#37 Stumpy29

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:13

Sad news. Charlie is as synonymous to F1 as the 5 red lights. It would feel weird without him there.



#38 TF110

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:32

Saddened by this. I didn't know him on a personal level, I'm not most of us didn't, but it's still sad to hear this and makes me feel a little less excited about the opening race this weekend. 



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:33

Shocked and saddened to read this news. I know Charlie was the cause of much derision on this forum, but you can't deny the massive contribution he's made to the sport of F1.

The fact that it has happened not just before the start of the season, but - more importantly - on the other side of the world to his family and home makes it even more wrenching...

RIP Charlie

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:33

RIP Charlie. What a huge loss for F1.

 

:cry:



#41 mclarensmps

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:35

:cry: 

Desparately sad news



#42 kumo7

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:37

Rest in peace, Charlie, hope all the good things for his family and Thank You for all your works for our loved sport.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:50

God needed a race director

 

RIP Charlie



#44 apoka

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:55

RIP ... shocking news. I didn't believe it at first when I read it.

#45 ViMaMo

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:59

RIP Charlie !!

#46 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:29

Oh that’s awful :(

RIP Charlie. What sad news.

#47 Gambelli

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:37

RIP Charlie, very sad day



#48 aray

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:39

Very sad news to wake up to be........

RIP Charlie.



#49 BRK

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:39

Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the news. RIP Charlie.

#50 klyster

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:58

R.I.P Charie :(