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F1 will struggle to replace Whiting, warns Ecclestone

Along with Herbie Blash, the deputy race director who stepped down from his role with the FIA at the end of 2016, Charlie Whiting was one of the old guard, forever linked with former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, for whom they had both worked when he owned Brabham. 88-year-old Ecclestone received news of his friend's death late last night in a phone call from FIA president, Jean Todt. 'It's a big, big, big loss to Formula One,' Ecclestone told Reuters. 'He kept things on the road and kept the FIA pretty well straight because he'd look after the rules and everything else. 'People talk about him as a race director but that was a small part of all the things he did,' he added. '(He was) a...
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