The Formula One family was left saddened and stunned on Thursday morning when it was confirmed that veteran race director Charlie Whiting has died suddenly. Today teams have paid tribute to the legend.
Whiting began his F1 career in 1977 working at the Hesketh team and the Englishman later moved to Bernie Eccelstone’s Brabham team in the 1980s. He joined the FIA in 1988 and became a race director in 1997.
For the third practice session all teams were sporting a sticker in tribute to Whiting.
WHAT: Practice and qualifying for the Aus GP
WHERE: Albert Park, Melbourne
WHEN: FP3 at 2pm, qualifying at 5pm
Here are the details of Sky and Channel 4’s coverage of the 2019 Australian Grand Prix in the UK:
Friday 15 March – Sunday 17 March 2019
|DAY||SESSION||CHANNEL||COVERAGE STARTS||SESSION STARTS||SESSION ENDS|
|Friday||Australian Grand Prix first practice live||Sky Sports F1||12:30||01:00||02:30|
|Friday||Australian Grand Prix second practice live||Sky Sports F1||04:45||05:00||06:30|
|Saturday||Australian Grand Prix third practice live||Sky Sports F1||02:45||03:00||04:00|
|Saturday||Australian Grand Prix qualifying live||Sky Sports F1||05:00||06:00|
|Saturday||Australian Grand Prix qualifying highlights||Channel 4||12:00|
|Sunday||Australian Grand Prix live||Sky Sports F1||03:30||05:10|
|Sunday||Australian Grand Prix highlights||Channel 4||14:00|
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