Singapore tributes for Sid Watkins

By on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Formula One will be paying tribute to Professor Sid Watkins this weekend, who died last week aged 84.

Watkins was F1's doctor from 1978 to 2004 and subsequently joined the FIA institute.

"On Sunday, before the start of the race, there will be a minute’s applause on the grid in his honour," read an FIA statement.

A book of condolences will be available in the paddock for Formula One members to write tributes. The book will then be passed to his family.

A permanent tribute is also in the planning stage.

"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. "


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