Kyiv: Today, March 14, the director of Formula 1 auto racing Charlie Whiting died.
This was reported in the press service of the International Automobile Federation.
"FIA Director of Formula One, Charlie Whiting, has sadly passed away this morning (14 March 2019), in Melbourne, aged 66, as the result of a pulmonary embolism," the report indicates.
“It is with immense sadness that I learned of Charlie’s sudden passing. I have known Charlie Whiting for many years and he has been a great Race Director, a central and inimitable figure in Formula One who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport,” Federation President Jean Todt said.
As the representatives of the federation noted, Whiting died just three days before the opening of the new season, which he traditionally opened, driving the starting traffic light at the first race.