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F1 pays tribute to Charlie Whiting

Tributes from across the Formula 1 paddock have poured in following the tragic passing of race director Charlie Whiting at the age of 66. The FIA confirmed Whiting died on Wednesday night in Melbourne, three days before the start of the new F1 season, as a result of a pulmonary embolism. Whiting began his F1 career in 1977 with Hesketh before a stint at Brabham, and then went on to join the FIA in 1988. He served as F1's race director since 1997, as well as being the sport's chief safety delegate. With the news greeting the F1 paddock during the Australian Grand Prix media day, many drivers and other key figures were still coming to terms with Whiting’s passing and each told their own...
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