By Harry Schofield
Today should have been exciting and a real feel good factor to start the 2019 Formula 1 Grand Prix Season.
Tragically Charlie Whiting suffered a pulmonary embolism on Thursday morning in Melbourne, where he was due to officiate this weekends Grand Prix action.
Sebastian Vettel was with Charlie on Wednesday for a track walk and Sebastian says “it is difficult to grasp when someone is just not there no more”
FIA president Jean Todt called Whiting “a central and inimitable figure who embodied the ethics and spirit of F1.
Australian Michael Masiis expected to take Charlie Whitings place for this weekends Grand Prix
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© Harry Schofield 2019