(born 1952) is FIA Formula One
Race Director, Safety Delegate, Permanent Starter and head of the F1 Technical Department, in which capacities he generally manages the logistics of each F1 Grand Prix, inspects cars in Parc fermé
before a race, enforces FIA rules, and controls the lights which start each race.
His first job was assisting his brother Nick in preparing saloon and rally cars
near the Brands Hatch
racing circuit in England
. In the mid seventies the brothers were running at Surtees
in the 1976 British F5000 series for race driver Divina Galica
. For the 1977 season Whiting joined Hesketh Racing
at Easton Neston, near Silverstone
. Following the demise of the team, he joined Bernie Ecclestone
team at Weybridge
, where he would stay for the following decade, becoming chief mechanic for the World Drivers' Championship
successes of Nelson Piquet
in and and later rising to chief engineer, while Nick went on to open a Motor Racing spares shop near the Brands Hatch circuit. Nick was murdered in 1990.
In he became Technical delegate to the FIA Formula One
and in he was appointed FIA Race Director and Safety Delegate.
2005 United States Grand Prix
During the United States Grand Prix
, he was involved in a controversy when none of the tyres which Michelin
had brought to Indianapolis were safe to use. The French tyre company was unable to produce new tyres... Read More