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Ecclestone: Whiting's passing a big loss for F1

Bernie Ecclestone says it will be 'impossible' to replace Charlie Whiting following the tragic death of the F1 race director. The FIA announced on Thursday morning that Whiting, 66, had passed away after suffering a pulmonary embolism in Melbourne. A referee for the sport's on-track and off-track activities, Whiting filled the role of Race Director, Safety Delegate, Permanent Starter and head of the F1 Technical Department. 'It's a big, big, big loss to Formula One,' former F1 supremo 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 it was a small...
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