Why Charlie Whiting will be impossible to replace in F1
The Formula 1 paddock was shocked on Thursday by the news that race director Charlie Whiting died overnight following a pulmonary embolism in Melbourne.
Whiting had a lasting influence in F1 after climbing from a mechanic role at Hesketh to his race director position in which he wrote and policed regulations, took on the race starting role and considered the suitability of prospective race venues.
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