Whiting: In F1, no one day is like another

Whiting: In F1, no one day is like another

In 1988, after a lengthy stint as an engineer at Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team, Charlie Whiting joined the FIA's technical department, initially scrutineering the Formula 1 grid. Nine years later, he took on the role of Race Director, which he has held ever since. GPUpdate.net sat down for a conversation with the man who oversees Grand Prix weekends, enforces the sport's complex regulations and starts each race. Read more…

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  1. Saturday 29 August 2015

  2. 16:03

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  3. Whiting: In F1, no one day is like another 15:46

    Whiting: In F1, no one day is like another

    In 1988, after a lengthy stint as an engineer at Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team, Charlie Whiting joined the FIA's technical department, initially…

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  4. Häkkinen understands Vettel's outburst 13:18

    Häkkinen understands Vettel's outburst

    Double Formula 1 World Champion Mika Häkkinen says he "can understand" why Sebastian Vettel hit out at tyre supplier Pirelli following the Ferrari driver's…

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  5. Maldonado caused own DNF with 17G impact 07:46

    Maldonado caused own DNF with 17G impact

    Pastor Maldonado caused his own retirement from last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps with a sizeable 17G impact over kerbs, Lotus has…

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  6. 05:14

    Video of the Day: Driven by Data - Engine

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  7. Friday 28 August 2015

  8. Grosjean sure he would have passed Vettel 16:08

    Grosjean sure he would have passed Vettel

    Lotus driver Romain Grosjean says he is "convinced" that he would have passed Sebastian Vettel for third at the Belgian Grand Prix, even if his Ferrari rival…

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  9. Bottas 'expected more' from 2015 car 14:01

    Bottas 'expected more' from 2015 car

    Valtteri Bottas has admitted that he "expected more" from the Williams FW37 this season, but he is hopeful that progress will be made over the second half of…

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  10. GPUpdate lets readers ask Hülkenberg questions 12:02

    GPUpdate lets readers ask Hülkenberg questions

    Earlier in the season, GPUpdate.net gave readers the chance to quiz Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean. Now we're offering you the…

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  11. 05:23

    Video of the Day: Sound of a radio message

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  12. Thursday 27 August 2015

  13. Alonso expects 'completely different' second half 17:59

    Alonso expects 'completely different' second half

    Fernando Alonso is predicting a "completely different" performance from McLaren-Honda over the second half of the season, as the partnership continues to push…

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  14. Red Bull set to take Monza engine drops 15:12

    Red Bull set to take Monza engine drops

    Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat are likely to take grid penalties at the Italian Grand Prix, in a bid to improve…

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  15. Mallya confident of keeping Hülkenberg 10:42

    Mallya confident of keeping Hülkenberg

    Force India team boss Vijay Mallya says he is "quite confident" of retaining Nico Hülkenberg's services for the 2016 season, amid speculation that Haas F1 Team…

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  16. Chilton reveals Haas F1 discussions 09:37

    Chilton reveals Haas F1 discussions

    Former Marussia racer Max Chilton has revealed that he has held discussions with the arriving Haas F1 Team over a potential drive for 2016, although he admits a…

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  17. Kvyat to demo Formula 1 car in Russia 08:22

    Kvyat to demo Formula 1 car in Russia

    Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat will showcase Formula 1 machinery in his native Russia on Sunday. Kvyat is set to get behind the wheel of the double…

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  18. 05:06

    Video of the Day: Hamilton's summer holiday

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  19. Wednesday 26 August 2015

  20. Chilton: Closed cockpits in five to 10 years 11:43

    Chilton: Closed cockpits in five to 10 years

    Former Marussia driver Max Chilton is certain that Formula 1 will adopt closed cockpits in the future, and expects the switch to be made within the next five to…

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  21. Feature: Belgian GP's key questions 11:21

    Feature: Belgian GP's key questions

    Ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix at the historic Spa-Francorchamps, GPUpdate.net posed five questions and pondered the outcomes. Following the weekend's action…

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  22. Vettel defends Ferrari's Belgian GP strategy 09:46

    Vettel defends Ferrari's Belgian GP strategy

    Sebastian Vettel has spoken out in defence of Ferrari's strategy at the Belgian Grand Prix, insisting that the decision to attempt a one-stop "was never…

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  23. Mark Sutton: Story Behind the Shot - Belgium 07:27

    Mark Sutton: Story Behind the Shot - Belgium

    Especially for lovers of motorsport photography, GPUpdate.net's race-by-race series, Story Behind the Shot, continues throughout the 2015 season. Mark Sutton of…

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  24. 05:23

    Video of the Day: Driven by Data - Downforce

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  25. Tuesday 25 August 2015

  26. Toro Rosso remembers 'true racer' Wilson 15:07

    Toro Rosso remembers 'true racer' Wilson

    Toro Rosso has paid tribute to Justin Wilson, who raced for the team in Formula 1 under its previous guise of Minardi, after news of his passing on Monday…

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  27. Ferrari doesn't want 'fight' with Pirelli 13:19

    Ferrari doesn't want 'fight' with Pirelli

    Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene says the outfit does not want to get involved in a "fight" with Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli after Sebastian Vettel's…

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  28. Horner on Renault: 'Business as usual' 12:43

    Horner on Renault: 'Business as usual'

    Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has insisted that it is "business as usual" with engine supplier Renault, amid speculation that the two parties could end…

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  29. Monday 24 August 2015

  30. Belgian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 16:40

    Belgian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton led home a Mercedes 1-2 while Lotus' Romain Grosjean returned to the podium. Here, GPUpdate.net presents its winners and…

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  31. Wolff 'proud' of Mercedes triumph 14:50

    Wolff 'proud' of Mercedes triumph

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he was proud of his team as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg secured its seventh 1-2 finish of the campaign at the Belgian Grand…

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  32. Räikkönen: We are doing the right things 13:35

    Räikkönen: We are doing the right things

    Kimi Räikkönen says that Ferrari is doing the right things as a team, but hopes that his luck will change across the remainder of the season. Räikkönen…

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  33. Rosberg says tyre situation 'not acceptable' 13:06

    Rosberg says tyre situation 'not acceptable'

    Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg says the tyre failures suffered by himself and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel in Belgium were "not acceptable" and that the…

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  34. Stevens compromised by start contact 12:02

    Stevens compromised by start contact

    Manor Marussia driver Will Stevens says that his chances of beating team-mate Roberto Merhi in the Belgian Grand Prix were compromised following contact at La…

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  35. Ericsson concedes Belgium point 'lucky' 10:22

    Ericsson concedes Belgium point 'lucky'

    Marcus Ericsson has admitted that he was lucky to score a point during the Belgian Grand Prix as he inherited 10th place following Sebastian Vettel's tyre…

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  36. Verstappen glad 'risky' overtakes paid off 09:40

    Verstappen glad 'risky' overtakes paid off

    Max Verstappen says that some of his overtakes during the Belgian Grand Prix were "a bit risky" as he charged from 18th place to secure eighth position at…

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  37. Hamilton: Too early to think about title 08:56

    Hamilton: Too early to think about title

    World Champion Lewis Hamilton says that it is too early to think about his prospects of a third Formula 1 title, despite extending his points advantage with a…

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  38. Renault: Spa performance as expected 08:06

    Renault: Spa performance as expected

    Renault Director of Operations Rémi Taffin says that its power unit performed as expected during the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. Daniil Kvyat claimed…

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  39. 05:03

    Video of the Day: Sound of a perfect pit-stop

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  40. 01:26

    Championship standings after Belgium

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  41. Sunday 23 August 2015

  42. Guy Ligier passes away aged 85 23:49

    Guy Ligier passes away aged 85

    Former Formula 1 team owner Guy Ligier, whose eponymous squad competed in the sport for two decades, has passed away at the age of 85. Ligier competed in…

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  43. Pirelli: Formula 1 ignored 2013 tyre request 23:26

    Pirelli: Formula 1 ignored 2013 tyre request

    Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has said that the sport ignored a request in 2013 over stint lengths, following Sebastian Vettel's failure at the Belgian Grand…

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  44. 17:08

    F1 photos: Sunday at Spa-Francorchamps

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  45.  Williams 'very sorry' to Bottas for tyre blunder 17:04

    Williams 'very sorry' to Bottas for tyre blunder

    Williams performance chief Rob Smedley has apologised to Valtteri Bottas after the team fitted his car with incorrect tyres during the Belgian Grand…

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  46. Alonso disappointed by 'painful' weekend 16:49

    Alonso disappointed by 'painful' weekend

    Fernando Alonso says that McLaren's performance at the Belgian Grand Prix was "painful" as he could manage only 13th position in the Honda-powered…

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  47. Force India lacked pace for podium – Pérez 16:42

    Force India lacked pace for podium – Pérez

    Sergio Pérez says that Force India simply lacked the pace to compete for the podium positions at the Belgian Grand Prix. Pérez started fourth but emerged…

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  48. Ricciardo rues power loss in Belgium 16:15

    Ricciardo rues power loss in Belgium

    Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was left to rue a loss of power which eliminated him from proceedings at the Belgian Grand Prix. Ricciardo occupied third…

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  49. Grosjean: One of my best ever races 16:09

    Grosjean: One of my best ever races

    Romain Grosjean labelled his effort during the Belgian Grand Prix as one of his best races as he and Lotus returned to the podium for the first time since…

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  50. Furious Vettel blasts tyre supplier Pirelli 15:49

    Furious Vettel blasts tyre supplier Pirelli

    Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel vented his fury at Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli after he suffered a failure during the penultimate lap of the Belgian Grand…

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  51. Rosberg regrets 'messing up' race start 15:36

    Rosberg regrets 'messing up' race start

    Nico Rosberg admitted that a slow getaway for the third successive race cost him dearly as he missed out on victory at the Belgian Grand Prix. Rosberg…

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  52. Hamilton 'had an answer' to chasing Rosberg 15:34

    Hamilton 'had an answer' to chasing Rosberg

    Lewis Hamilton says he was always comfortable en route to victory in Belgium, despite a slender finishing advantage over Nico Rosberg. Hamilton stormed away…

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  53. 14:41

    In full: Belgian Grand Prix race result

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  54. Hamilton beats Rosberg to Belgian GP win 14:37

    Hamilton beats Rosberg to Belgian GP win

    Lewis Hamilton held off Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to win the Belgian Grand Prix and extend his title lead, while Romain Grosjean took the final podium…

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  55. 12:41

    Follow the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix live!

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  56. 12:26

    Starting grid for the Belgian Grand Prix

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  57. Räikkönen drops two places for gearbox change 11:22

    Räikkönen drops two places for gearbox change

    Kimi Räikkönen will drop to 16th position on the grid at the Belgian Grand Prix after being given a penalty for a gearbox change in his…

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