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A life dedicated to motorsport - Charlie Whiting (obituary)

He worked on Nelson Piquet’s and Niki Lauda’s car at Bernie Ecclestone’s Brabham team before becoming a leading figure inside Formula One. Charlie Whiting’s long career started at the garage of his elder brother, Nick, before he was climbing up the motorsport ladder to reach the top. Charlie Whiting’s sudden death from a pulmonary embolism in Melbourne last Thursday has left the whole Formula One community stunned and saddened. The Briton has been a central pillar not only inside Formula One, but the entire motorsport for over three decades and his death at the young age of 66 has left an immense void that will be hard to fill. Motorsport was his lifeblood and he was lifeblood to...
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