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FIA had begun planning for F1 after Whiting

Charlie Whiting Jean Todt has revealed that the FIA was already beginning to discuss succession planning beyond Charlie Whiting's stint as Formula 1 race director. The death of Whiting on Thursday morning caught the motorsport world by surprise, including the sport’s organisers with FIA President Todt admitting it’s had to improvise for the Australian Grand Prix weekend. “You can imagine we’ve been caught by surprise,” Todt admitted. “We did not have of course a plan to have a different organisation, but now we are faced with this emergency situation for the weekend.” The solution found was to promote Australia’s Michael Masi into Whiting's role for the weekend. Masi was...
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