Charlie Whiting, Formula One race director, dies aged 66

  • Briton dies from pulmonary embolism in Melbourne
  • New season opens with Australian GP this weekend

The FIA race director, Charlie Whiting, has died as a result of a pulmonary embolism three days before the first race of the new Formula One season. He was 66.

Whiting had been race director since 1997, and was responsible for all activity on track over a race weekend, including safety, starting the race and enforcing rules and regulations.

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Source: Formula 1

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