After the death of Professor Sid Watkins, Formula 1 governing body (FIA) announced that Formula 1 will be a minute’s applause in Watkins’s honor on the grid for the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.
(FIA – Press) Throughout the weekend, a Book of Remembrance will be available for the F1 community to write their own personal messages of condolence.
A bronze bust of Professor Watkins, commissioned for him on the occasion of his retirement last year from the FIA Institute Presidency, will be on display beside the Book of Remembrance throughout the race weekend. At a later date, the Book will be presented to the Watkins family on behalf of the FIA, FIA Institute and F1 family.
The FIA and the FIA Institute will continue to consider the most appropriate permanent tribute to Professor Watkins, in recognition of his achievements and his unique legacy for motor sport.
An announcement on this lasting tribute will be made in due course. Professor Sid Watkins died at the age of 84 last Thursday.