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This weekend, as you take in the various races, practices and qualifying sessions, you will likely see a number of flags being displayed. The flags are used not only by the official starter, but also by the many track marshals around the circuit to convey important information to the drivers. By refering to the flags provided on this page, you will be able to gain a more in-depth knowledge of the events taking place on the track.
Red Flag: Stop
Signals that the track is not safe to proceed at any speed.
White Flag: Last Lap
Signals that one lap remains in a race or qualifying attempt.
Black with White Cross Flag: Disqualification
Signals that the driver has been disqualified.
Blue with Orange Stripe Flag: Passing
Signals a driver that a faster car is attempting to pass.
Yellow Flag: Caution
Signals that the track is not safe for racing speeds.
Yellow with Two Orange Stripes Flag: Surface
Signals that oil, water or some other substance has made the track surface slippery.
Green Flag: Start
Signals the start of a race, practice session or qualifying attempt.
Black Flag: Consultation
Signals that the driver should proceed immediately to the pit area for consultation with officials.
Checkered Flag: Finish
Signals the end of a race, practice session or qualifying attempt.