Le Mans
14/03/2019 13:25

The ACO pays tribute to Charlie Whiting

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest is shocked and saddened at the death of a figure of motorsport, Charlie Whiting. Throughout his 40-year career he played key roles in motorsport, most recently as Formula One race director and FIA director and safety delegate.

The ACO pays tribute to Charlie Whiting

Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest : “The death of Charlie Whiting fills us with sorrow. He accomplished so much for Formula One and was a solid ally for endurance racing, involved in its progress and in defending the interests of the Le Mans circuits. His number one priority was safety for all – drivers, marshals and spectators – and his passion for the sport knew no bounds. When introducing safety measures, he was always adamant that our emblematic 13.626-km circuit should retain its unique characteristics. Endurance racing will miss him sorely. On behalf of the ACO, I present my condolences to Charlie’s family and friends.”

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