WATCH: Charlie Whiting on Life as F1’s Race Director

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

The 2018 Formula 1 season readies for their next race this weekend with the Canadian Grand Prix. However, before the fans watch in awe as their favorite drivers take to the 2.709-mile circuit known as Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, get to know the man behind the scenes in FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting. The 66-year-old has seen the evolution of the sport from racing, but more importantly safety.

Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid sat down with Charlie Whiting to discuss his journey.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune, and has been on the racing scene since 2012. He has published works in AutoWeek Magazine, as well as IndyCar.com and Motorsport.com, among others. A background that includes semi-professional football and work at a nearby racing school, he has brought that same focus and intensity to the motorsports media world. Additionally, Joey is a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, New York Rangers, and can also hold his own on a bowling lane.