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Ecclestone: Charlie saw it, heard it and did it all

The sudden death of Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting is a huge blow for the sport and leaves impossible shoes to fill, according to his former boss Bernie Ecclestone as tributes flowed in for a pillar of the sport. Whiting, 66, died overnight in Melbourne of a pulmonary embolism, three days before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The governing FIA announced Australian Michael Masi would take over Whiting’s duties. Former F1 supremo Ecclestone, a long-time friend of the Briton who worked for him at the Brabham team in the 1980s, told Reuters that the job of race director was one of many roles carried out by Whiting. “It’s a big, big, big loss to Formula One. He kept...
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