Charlie Whiting – Life as F1’s Race Director

Charlie Whiting is one of the most experienced members of the Formula 1 paddock, having been involved in the series for four decades, and acted as the FIA’s Race Director for more than 20 years. He’s the man who pushes the button, yes the big red button that starts a race. But that’s not all he does…

Mobil 1 The Grid sat down with the 66-year-old to get his views on how F1 safety has developed during that time, and what he enjoys most about his job. Charlie Whiting was speaking to Mobil 1 The Grid as part of his work with the Motorsport Industry Association. 

See the video and more on Mobil 1 The Grid‘s YouTube channel