January memorial for Sid Watkins

A memorial service to remember the late Professor Sid Watkins will take place in London in January.

Watkins, who was the long-serving Formula 1 medical delegate, passed away in September at the age of 84.

His family has now announced that a memorial service will be held at Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road in London at 11.30am on January 18.

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who brought Watkins in to F1 in 1978, claimed after his death that he was 'irreplaceable'.

"You only meet somebody of his calibre once in your lifetime," Ecclestone said.