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Race flag

Race flag(British: Racing Flags) IsCar competitionOrMotor sportsUsed to convey important messages to drivers on the courseflag.

Staff called the chief of competition, deputy chief of competition, and Marshall post personnel will wave flags to inform the driver of the course and the situation of their own vehicle (or themselves).

Flag signal,Signal flagAlso called.

BYR color wheel.svgIn this itemColorIs dealing with Depending on the viewing environment, the colors may not be displayed properly.


In motor sports, it is difficult for the driver to communicate directly with the race management team and the refereeing team, and the driver is required to make an instant judgment while driving, so the color of the flag and the method of displaying it must be meaningful. The race flag is intended to be communicated by displaying it.

Usually, it is provided near the control line or at a predetermined distancepostIn principle, the meaning of the posted flag will continue from the posted post to the next post, or until the green flag is posted. However, some flags (red flag, black-and-white flag, checkered flag, etc.) will be effective for the entire course at the same time as they are posted, or they will be posted as a warning, so this is not a limitation.

The flag is used only in the daytime zone that can be seen by the driver, and at night it is replaced with a light display instead of the flag.[1].. Regarding the race flag display at night,2008 Singapore Grand PrixDeveloped in conjunction with the night and twilight race held in F1 fromDigi Flag'[2]と 呼 ば れ るLEDSome circuits also use a lightning bulletin board race flag.

(*: Regarding the electric sign race flag, see below.# Digi FlagSee. )

Notify the driver even if the type of flag used differs depending on the race series or the same flag is usedmessageThere are also completely different meanings. On the other hand, depending on the type of race flag, it may be used as a message transmission common to other race series. Especially because of the difference in the origin of motorsport seriesEuropeIs centralFIAA race flag approved byAmericaOf originIndyCar Series,NASCARThe color and the message that the flag means are slightly different from those of the race flag. The FIA ​​has tightened the race flag in the form of the "Championship Flag", which is well-known worldwide.F1,WRC,WTCCThe types of race flags are unified by the Motor Sports Association to cover all international competitions such as[3].

A prominent example of this is the "checkered flag". The checkered flag is a representative of a race flag that has a common meaning used in the meaning of "passing the start/finish line and ending the race" in any race series. Also, in all car competitions, a "black flag" is generally used for penalties, and a "red flag" is also used to notify the suspension of races. Have in common. However, since the race flag is an important means for communication between the operator and the driver, discrepancies in interpretation due to the reasons mentioned above may lead to accidents and life-threatening situations. It is absolutely unacceptable. Therefore, the types and interpretations of race flags are clearly stated in the competition rules.[4][5], It will always be confirmed between the management and the driver at the briefing before the event.

With the race flag raisedStationaryWaving the flagVibration noticeThere are two types of posting methods: a flag that is only statically posted, a flag that is not vibrated, and a flag that has both posting methods. In particular, vibration notices are used to convey more urgent situations. Also,"Flag that can only be posted by the chief","Flag that can be posted by officials under the direction of the chief","Flags that can be posted at official judgmentIn addition to that, the meaning may change depending on the place of posting in American Motor Sports.

Types and meanings of race flags used in prominent race leagues[6][7][8]
FlagNameFIA(Circuit race)NASCARIndyCar
Auto Racing Green.svgGreen flagThe truck can run (clear). As a general rule, it will be shaken at the Marshall post immediately after the danger point is over.Start/restart of races and sessions, end of local yellow section (IndyCar only).
Auto Racing Yellow.svgYellow flagThere is a danger on the course. Be prepared to slow down, change lanes, and do not pass. In case of 2 lines display, prepare for significant deceleration, lane change, and stop.There is a danger of debris and stopped vehicles on the course. After slowing down and overtaking prohibition, lead the marshall car (full course caution).Full course caution for oval courses. In case of road course, 1 display is the same as FIA rule (local yellow), and in case of 2 display for all posts, it is full course caution.
Auto Racing Oil.svgOil flagThere are places on the course where the frictional resistance is reduced due to the presence of oil or water.There are debris on the course. (Used only when holding the road course)The condition of the surface of the course is changed by oil, water, and other substances.
Auto Racing Yellow Cross.svgYellow diagonal grid line flag on red background(unused)The pit lane is closed.(unused)
F1 red flag.svgRed flagSession interruption or race cancellation.
Auto Racing White.svgwhite flagA very slow vehicle is in the section.Final lapFinal lap. (Only during practice on the road course and during qualifying) A slow car is in the section.
Auto Racing Red Cross.svgRed cross flag on white background(unused)(unused)On the courseAmbulance-Displayed to indicate that a Marshall Car/Official is included.
Auto Racing Black.svgBlack flag(At the same time, the signboard with the car number is posted.) Stop the vehicle in the pit or at the place indicated by the rules. Pit-in is required within 3 laps including the posted lap.Get into the pit immediately on the next lap. If it is posted during the pit stop, the onboard radio is out of order.Violation of the rules, immediately pit into the next lap, follow the ruling of the jury.
F1 black flag with orange circle.svgOrange circle flagStop in your pit on the next lap because the vehicle is mechanically compromised and either you or the other driver is at risk.(unused)The black flag has the same meaning as the FIA ​​rule.(unused)
Auto Racing Black White.svgBlack and white flag(At the same time, a signboard with the car number is posted)Non-sportsman behaviorAs a result, a warning is issued.(unused)
Auto Racing White Cross.svgWhite diagonal grid line flag on a black background(unused)Expiration of the right to earn points (that is,Disqualification).
Auto Racing Plain Blue.svgBlue flagThe machine is approaching from behind (when merging with the pit-out car). Only during practice, give way to the following vehicle, which is faster than the vehicle you are trying to pass. For the duration of the race, precede the vehicle that is about to be delayed by the following vehicle.There are slow or stopped vehicles on the course. You may overtake. (Used only when holding the road course)Be careful as some vehicles try to pass from the rear. If posted on the start line of the road course or the start line of the oval course (under instructions from the jury), immediately give way to the following car.
Auto Racing Blue.svgYellow diagonal flag on a blue background(unused)Warning that a fast car is approaching from behind. Almost synonymous with FIA blue flag.(unused)
National flagStart of the final race.(unused)
F1 chequered flag.svgCheckered flagPractice run, qualifying, and the end of the race.

As mentioned above, the FIA ​​flag rules described in the above list are rules for circuit races, and other rules such as, etc. have the same general meaning, but detailed posting rules and meanings. It is important to note that is different.

In addition, as mentioned above, in the international racing competitions directly under the FIA ​​where the race flags are strictly unified, there are clear rules as shown below, and the colors are different from the race flags of other race categories.

Type of regulationContent of regulation
Race flag sizeThe minimum size is 60 cm x 80 cm. 80 cm x 100 cm is preferable.
The red flag and checkered flag must be 80 cm x 100 cm.
Race flag colorsPantone OfColor code (standard for object color)Complies with
"Red"F1 red flag.svg 186C (Red flag,Oil flagSuch)
yellowF1 yellow flag.svg YellowC (Yellow flag, Oil flags, etc.)
tagF1 light blue flag.svg 298C (Blue flag)
绿F1 green flag.svg 348C (Green flag)
blackF1 black flag.svg BlackC (Black flag,Black and white flag,Checkered flagSuch)
OrangeF1 black flag with orange circle.svg 151C (Orange circle flagPart of)
whiteF1 white flag.svg White (white flag, Black and white flags, checkered flags, etc.)

Status flag

Status flag (British: Status Flags) Is a race flag used during the session to inform all drivers of the general status of the course. Of these status flags, some race flags may be augmented and used as described below. There is also a race series that is used as a status flag by lighting a lamp.

Green flag

Green race flag (British: The Green Flag) Indicates that the situation on the course is clear and that the vehicle can run. When this flag is posted, normal races and time attacks can be conducted, and there is no limit to passing. When posted, only the vibration notice is posted.

The main use case is to show signs and de-alert to indicate the start of a race or session. The former is shaken to signal the start of the race after the formation lap before the race is over (F1 etc.), and when the formation lap is done with two yellow flags (Super formula,SUPER GTIt is used to mean to release the yellow flag (such as at the start of standing).The latter is dangerous on the course for some reason during the session (*: details will be described later)# Yellow flagIf there is), it is posted when the danger has been resolved and removed, or when the section requiring attention to the danger ends.

Also, if a green flag is waved at the entrance of the pit, the pit closing may have been released.

Sometimes used by NASCAR to wave the green and yellow race flags at the same time to encourage careful lap counting. A typical example is when the track was in a wet condition at the beginning of the race due to rain, but after that the rain gradually stopped and the road surface gradually changed to dry condition There is.

Yellow flag

Yellow race flag (British: The Yellow Flag) Means a danger signal, indicating that there is a danger on the course. In principle, when posting, it is a vibration posting.

FIA International Motorsports Regulations Appendix H stipulates the following regarding the yellow flag display and actions to be taken on the circuit course.

  • If one yellow flag is waving: There is a danger point on the side of the course or part of the course.Slow down and don't overtake.Be prepared to change course.
  • If two yellow flags are waving: There are dangerous spots that completely or partially block the course, or there are spots where Marshall is working on the course.Slow down significantly and do not overtake.Be prepared to change course or stop.

Depending on the situation, issue "SC" while the yellow flag vibrates.Safety carRed flag (*: Details will be described later) to reduce the speed of each car by entering the car or changing to a full course yellow or virtual safety car (below)#Red flagMay be changed to () to suspend the race.

The length of this dangerous section is determined by the chief of competition in consideration of the distance between the Marshall posts and the size of the danger, and a slight change is allowed at its discretion.

In the IndyCar series, the road/street course and the oval course have different meanings. In case of Road/Storyt course, only one yellow flag will show the dangerous sectionLocal yellowIs called, and its content is exactly the same as that of the single vibration of the FIA ​​rule mentioned above. On the other hand, the posting with two yellow flags on all posts and the yellow flag on the control line on the oval course,Full course cautionIt is called, and a pace car is immediately introduced to limit the speed and arrange the formation (specific actions are the same as the safety car below). During this period, overtaking is prohibited. On the oval course, a yellow light is lit on the control line, and a red flash light installed on the catch fence support is blinked to supplement the flag.

Yellow flag in NASCARFull course cautionIs called and is dealt with in the same way as that of Indykar.

Safety car(British: Safety carAfter the yellow flag is waved, "SC" is displayed in large black letters on a large white signboard depending on the degree of danger. This is immediatelywirelessIt means that the safety car will be dispatched during the lap. Although the yellow flag is effective only in the dangerous section, the safety car has the same effect as the yellow flag for the entire course.While the safety car is in operation, the yellow flag is waved in all sections and the driver is at the same time. Overtaking is prohibited in all sections. The safety car will enter the pit lane and restart the race after it has been confirmed that all dangerous elements on the track have been removed. In addition, it is the start/finish line that the effect of the signboard of "SC" is canceled together with these yellow flags, and at this point there is a prohibition of overtaking passing past the green flag waving by the chief of the competition. It is a rule that is officially released. Therefore, passing the safety car again in the pit lane does not allow overtaking immediately.

In F1,2010It was possible to overtake when the safety car crossed the 1st safety car line (white line in front of the pit lane entrance).[9], That rule also has an ambiguous interpretationMonaco GPThen, there are some problems with the rules that can be taken according to the way of interpretation.[10].

またWec,Formula E,SUPER GTandSuper formula(After 2020)Full course yellow (FCY),F1でVirtual safety car (VSC)What is called is to limit the speed of each car in the event of an accident that is not enough to put out a safety car. In FCY, a large white signboard displays "FCY" in large black letters and a yellow flag is waving. In VSC# Digi FlagIs displayed as "VSC". The timing at which these are activated/released will be counted down wirelessly from the race director to all drivers.

Yellow and red striped flag (oil flag)

The yellow and red striped flags are oil flags or surface flags (British: Oil Flag, Surface Flag), the section where this race flag is posted is treated as being slippery. Generally by engine blow etc.オ イ ル,CoolantWhen it was scattered on the course, when a lot of sand was brought in from the outside of the course by the spin, or when the crashes scattered the pieces of very fine machine parts, it suddenly rained. handpuddleThere is a possibility that the road surface condition will be extremely poor and the grip of the machine will be extremely low, such as when there is an accident, and a risk elimination action such as just removing a broken machine like a yellow flag Posted for road problems that cannot be solved by. As a general rule, this flag is displayed stationary. As an exception, a small animal has invaded the course, so I waved an oil flag to warn the driver in order to inform the driver. This race flag is called "surface flag" in Europe and America because of the meaning displayed when it is recognized that there is a problem on the surface of the course. It may not be displayed when a certain period of time has passed or a wet race is declared.

Red flag

Red race flag (British: The Red Flag) Will be posted when the race must be interrupted due to the danger of continuing the session. Only the vibration notice is displayed. If posted, it will slow down immediately and overtaking is prohibited. The next time you approach the pit entrance, you must return to the pit. Also, according to the FIA ​​circuit rules, when posted during the final race, you must move slowly to the stop position called the red flag line. In the pit, garage area, and red flag line, repair work, getting on and off of the driver, and contact of staff with the machine are prohibited in principle (in the case of the above actions, immediately retire), but the chief of competition In some cases, it may be permitted by judgment or regulation.

Notable examples of red flags are very large multiple crashes, heavy rains that make it impossible to continue racing on the track, machine flames from the crash, crashes that significantly block the course, and huge crashes on the fence. It may be posted when the danger to the spectators is increased due to the destruction of walls and walls, and a red flag is also posted if the machine stops on the course or on the side of the course during qualifying (deceleration with yellow flag display. Because it is not possible to attack the time because of the required). There are also cases in which drivers, coaches, and other parties directly involved in the race urge the Marshall and the referees to red flag.

In some race series, the red flag is used as a temporary interruption for races with serious accidents. Also, if the race ends with a red flag, all cars on that track will be on the control line.Checkered flagInstead of being taken, the ranking is determined by the order in which the control line passes two laps before the flag was waving. This is reckless and reckless due to the red flag posted.OvertakeThis is to prevent In addition, in the IndyCar series, when a crash occurs at the end of the race, the red flag may be displayed to stop the race even in a simple crash to prevent a yellow checker.

In F1, the red flag will be displayed when the race has finished two laps, and if the race is over, it will be established as a grand prix. Also, in F2 there was a case where a red flag was posted together with potential anxiety factors, so it was held for the first time2010 Korean GPThe red flag was waved on the third lap of the start of the race. This is because it rained on the final day, but due to the delay in the construction of the circuit, the road surface construction was completed 3 days before the race and the oil on the newly paved road surface remained, and sufficient drainage work was performed. Due to the fact that there was nothing to do, the road surface was markedly flooded despite the relatively normal rainfall, and the race was interrupted by the red flag for about 10 minutes until the rain stopped.[11].

White flag

White race flag (British: The white flag) Has different meanings depending on the international car sports sponsored by FIA, or the IndyCar series NASCAR held in North America. In the case of the FIA ​​rule, it is used to call attention to the fact that a slow car exists within the section of the post. IndyCar, NASCAR will be waved with a white flag to signal that it has entered the final lap. In both cases, the posting method is vibration posting.

In the case of the FIA ​​rule, when a race car that is off the course returns to the course, it informs that there is a car running at a slower speed than the race car such as an official car, ambulance or FRO (SUPER GT only) It is posted when there is a machine that is slowing down due to initial acceleration or slowing down due to some trouble.

Instruction flag

Instruction flag, (British: Instruction Flags) Is used to mean (command) to convey a message to one driver.

Black flag

Black race flag (British: The Black Flag) Is used to summon the driver to the pit. It is commonly used to punish drivers and teams who violate the rules. The black flag will be displayed statically, and the signboard with the car number of the target vehicle will also be displayed at the same time. Generally, due to the control of the control line, the chief of the club will post a black flag and a signboard, but if directed by the chief of the race, a black flag may also be posted from each marshall station post on the course. The driver with the black flag and the car number written on the signboard must immediately return to the pit. The posted facts and their rulings are also communicated to the team staff of the machine in the pit. After returning to the pit, it is required to guide the machine to the position determined by the competition rules and follow the ruling of the jury. In addition, this black flag is displayed only up to 3 laps, and if you do not enter the pit even after 4 laps from the display, you will be disqualified.

In addition, when instructing all drivers to return to the pit due to a serious accident, wave the red flag instead of the black flag to notify each driver that the race was interrupted.

At NASCAR, the bonnet of the race car was loosened or about to come offbumperIt is used when dragging or mechanically dangerous (synonymous with orange ball flag below). AlsoWireless deviceThe black flag may be used as a message to return the machine due to the failure of.

Orange ball flag (orange circle flag) on ​​a black background

Orange ball flag (British: Black Flag with Orange Circle) Is a race flag used in races under the FIA. Of the aboveBlack flagSimilar to the above, it is a flag that has the meaning of summoning the driver to the pit, but for drivers driving a machine with mechanical problems such as fuel leaking from the machine, cowl parts damaged and falling off from the machine Instruct to return to the pit. As with the black flag, the chief of the competition will post a stationary signboard together with the signboard from the control and summon the target driver. After the pit stop, a technical judge will monitor the repair. No pitting is allowed until the judge determines that the repair is complete. You can ask the umpire for advice on how much to repair.

As another name, it is called the Orange Ball Flag in Japan and the Orange Disc Flag in English-speaking countries.

Black/white flag (black and white flag)

Black and white race flag (British: Black / White Flag) IsNon-sportsman behaviorThis is the flag used for the driver who performed This race flag is also a flag used only in the category directly under the FIA,Black flag,Orange circle flagThe meaning that is different from is only the flag displayed for "driver's misbehavior", and it is a big difference that it is not displayed due to mechanical problem of machine or violation of rules of driver or team officials. Basically, it is used only once for the purpose of "warning", and the next time a driver who also lacks in sportsmanship is penalized with a black flag. It was extremely rare to use this flag, but for example, in F1 it was posted for the second time in a row with the 2019 Belgian GP and Italy GP, and the race steward also suggests that this flag be used like a yellow card in the future. It is expected that the usage opportunities will increase as a result. Japan, which has a lot of contact with two categories mixed racesSUPER GTHas been actively used since before, and is often presented multiple times during the race.

White cross flag (white cross flag)

White cross race flag (British: The White Cross Flag) Is used in several racing series such as NASCAR and IndyCar series. Despite the black flag being displayed for a long time and instructing you to return to the pit, if you continue to ignore it for a long time, this flag will be posted statically along with a sign with a car number. The meaning of the white cross sign means that the right to obtain points has already been lost (ie disqualified).

Blue flag

Blue race flag (British: The Blue Flag) Is used to give directions to the following vehicles or to instruct the following vehicles to pull out.

In practice driving and qualifying, there is a speed difference between the vehicle that is doing time attack and the vehicle that is not doing time attack, and there is a danger of collision etc.Therefore, when the attacking machine approaches the non-attacking machine, the blue flag will appear. Is instructed to post and to give up. If ignored, most race categories will be attacked and will be penalized.

In a race, there is a rule that a car with a lap delay must quickly give way to a driver who has made more laps (*: However, depending on the race series, this course concession is not a rule but a "manner" There is also).However, it may be difficult for the preceding vehicle to see if it is the car to race or overtake, even if the mirror can see the car behind.Therefore, at the post where Marshall is stationed, there is an instruction from the referees on which car to post the blue flag.The driver who is instructed by the blue flag is obliged to promptly pass the following vehicle. In NASCAR, this is a flag with a diagonal yellow diagonal on a blue background.

In F1, if the action of ignoring the blue flag is continued, a command that is easier for the driver's eyes to see will be given rather than waving the flag or gradually waving more flags and giving way to the following car, but the blue of the Marshall station post section 3 section If the driver ignores the route concession in response to the flag instruction, add 5 seconds to the driver[12]Also, a drive-through penalty is imposed. Indycars are subject to a penalty if they do not yield within one lap of being posted on the control line.

When the blue flag is used, it is a vibration bulletin board, but if there is simply a fast following vehicle (such as when it is not necessary to hand over in the same lap), it may be used only as a static bulletin board (such as the pit lane exit).

Checkered flag

Checkered flag (British: The Chequered Flag) Is a flag waving at the finish line. Displayed to indicate that all sessions (races) have ended. In general, this race flag is often displayed by waving and waving one checkered flag in F1 and NASCAR, and two checkered flags in the IndyCar Series to signal the end of the race. or,"Receive the checkered flagThe expression "("Driver to take the checkered flag.") is often used as a metaphor to represent the "winner" in all countries.

When the driver checks the checkered flag and crosses the finish line, the regulations of each race series are stipulated so that the driver will decelerate to a safe speed.This safe speed running is called "winning lap" or "victory run".After running the winning lap, the driver who received the checkered flag will have a parking lot according to the regulations of each series (*: In F1Parc ferme, SUPER GT etc. have a clear rule that they must be stopped at the vehicle storage place according to the race series such as on the home straight) or in the paddock.

Checkered flag design

The checkered flag has a standard design. Checkered flag is black and white正方形orrectangleTheCheckered patternAre arranged alternately. The composition of this pattern differs depending on the race series from the size of the race flag to the number, size, length, width and ratio of white/black squares, but the square at the top of the flag ground, which is close to the pole of the flag stick, is always black. It is common in that it is defined as.

F1Such asInternational Automobile Federation(FIA) It is a typical checkered flag with only a checkered pattern because there is a clear regulation about the flag in the competition.NASCARIn the center of the checkered flag since 2004Union 76,SanokoIt has a special checkered flag that is different from other race categories, such as the logo of the fuel supplier sponsor is drawn and the date of the race held is sewn on the checkered flag. In addition, for the team that won the checkered flag used in the race at NASCARTrophyAward with.

NASCAR has adopted a three-stage system from the 2017 season. A checkered flag with a green and white color scheme was introduced, and it was decided to vibrate at the end of the first and second stages. At the end of the stage, a green checker was shaken, the order of arrival was fixed and full course caution was given, and the race was restarted (restarted) with the next green flag. Since the end of the third stage is the end of the race, the usual black and white checkered flag is used.

JapaneseAuto raceThen, as a signal at the end of the race, the checkered flag is used, which is a checkered pattern but painted in white and red.[13].

Origin of checkered flag

There are various theories about the origin of the checkered flag, but generally there is a whisperMidwest USA OfPioneering historyWe held an event that gathered a lot of people in theDerbyWas done. While many people were enthusiastic about derby, the focus of the race was on the horse even after the meal was prepared, so I thought it would be good to shake a large piece of cloth to signal the end of the race. People shook it with a tablecloth laid on the table to inform them. The pattern of the table cloth was checkered, so this is the origin of the present checkered flag.

And another origin theory is19st century OfFranceIt is said to be a bicycle race in.

In order to verify either theory, it has been lost because the material was not found historically, but it is highly possible that many crowds and those who race will have high contrast such as black and white. There is a recognition that it was effective in showing the fact that it was displayed and showing the end of the race.

The oldest photo record that the checkered flag can see1906Toニ ュ ー ヨ ー ク OfLong islandMade inVanderbilt Cup RaceAnd, as it is used for the end of the race, a picture is included. In recent years, it was possible to identify the winning vehicle by digital restoration of the photograph and a photograph containing the appearance of the finish in 1904 and 1905 was discovered in the Vanderbilt Cup Race, so the oldest checkered flag was stored. The picture is1906Was determined to be.

2006According to ``The Origin of the Checker Flag-A Search for Racing's Holy Grail Checker Flags-Exploring the Race's Holy Grail,'' written and published by Fred EglovWatkins Glen InternationalIn the conversation with Sidney Waldon, who worked in the field, "Checking Station = the current Check Point" that was used in the race up to now is the origin of the checkered flag, and it is a landmark. It is said that the Packard Motor Company invented the race flag in 1906 after "Check".

In addition, in the IndyCar series, it became possible to signal the end of the race by waving two checkered flags,1980 OfIndy 500The origin is duein' Sweeney who served as the starter of. Until then, he waved one checkered flag to signal the end of the race, but Sweeney waved two checkered flags to signal the end of the race. Also regarding the start of the race, Sweeney waved two green flags to signal the start.

Checkered flag other than motor sports

The checkered flag is often used for things unrelated to motorsport.

Derived from motor sports

One is the checkered flag to mean "Finish".As a typical example, when some software installation programs are successfully installed, a checkered flag is displayed to indicate completion.Also in the United States, from 1 to 1956Yankee StadiumA checkered flag was displayed in each corner of the and in the end zone.

The two use the checkered flag as the "winner or number one symbol".This is because it means that the first person to finish the race in motor sports will receive the checkered flag.

It is also used as a design (icon) for motor sports and the impression that it is fast.For commercial vehiclesChevrolet corvette OfemblemIs designed so that the flags intersect, and the flag on one side has a checkered flag motif.

other than that

Done in the UKHorse racing(Obstacle race)ofGrand nationalThen, when it is judged that jumping is dangerous because there are horses, jockeys, etc. who dropped in the first lap when the race entered the second lap, the staff in front of the obstacle checked the checkered flag. May prompt you to circumvent the obstacle (see detailsGrand National #Checkered FlagSee).

In Japan, for young people with a checkered patternFashion itemsIs often referred to as a "checkered flag pattern". Of course, there are fashion items with similar patterns in Europe and America, but here we call them "Checkerboard Patterns". This is not what the checkered flag came from,Chess boardIs derived from.Most do not include the meaning of the motorsport checkered flag, but some motorsport-themed designs use checkered patterns.

Digi Flag

As I mentioned at the beginning, in recent years, some races have adopted the electronic race flag using LEDs.Electronic bulletin boardUsing the same principle as above, the LEDs that will be the light source are clustered together and posted as a race flag. F1 was the first to adopt this form of racing flag,2008 F1 World ChampionshipIt was held for the first time inSingapore GPWill be the first. In addition, the digital flag of Valerio Maiori of ItalyRegistered trademarkIs[14].. The reason the Digi Flag was used is that the Singapore GP will be the first night race in F1 and there will be a problem with the race flag posted during the competition. Initially, a safety issue was pointed out,MTBF5 hours, brightness of 3000 lux was secured, and it was used after recognizing safety after analyzing various risks that it is safe enough for continuous use at night.[15].. After that, it was F1's first twilight race2009Abu Dhabi GPHowever, the digital flag has been adopted and is currently used in all races. Since then, the digital flag has been adopted in some races held in the daytime, and the adoption of the digital flag is progressing in many racing categories. In Japan,Suzuka CircuitEtc. are permanently installed.

Yellow flag (Desi)

Green flag (Desi)

Red Flag (Desi)

Blue flag (Desi)

Other flags (Desi)

As mentioned above, it is possible to display the yellow flag, green flag, red flag, blue flag, white flag, oil flag, and "SC" and "VSC" with one digital flag.Lights up for static notices and blinks for vibrating notices.These race flags are displayed on the operation panel called the Marshall Control Box.Centralized management will be possible with the computerization, so if the Marshall chief (competition organizer) needs to send a message immediately to the entire race, use the Marshall chief's control box to display the digital flag of the entire circuit.Remote controlIt is also possible to do so. Regarding the black flag, a special black flag will be displayed separately.displayIs required.

Race flags used for other racing events

In the kart competition, many race flags have the same meaning as in other race categories, but there are some flags unique to kart competition.
オ ー ト バ イRace by
Regarding international races, the size and color of the flags are the same as those of car races, but some flags have different meanings and meanings from the race flags used in car races. There are also race flags that are used only for motorcycle racing.
ボ ー トRace by ship
Race flags used for ship racing are used at seaInternational signal flagsIn accordance withInternational Sailing FederationThe competition rules and race flags that are recognized as necessary for the ship race are selected and used. That isヨ ッ ト,CanoeThis is because the way and nature of the competition will differ depending on the race event, and what kind of race flag will be used will be handed to the participating athletes in advance with a "sailing instruction" and the race flag will also be specified.Generally, the race flag is called a "visual signal" and this is instructed to the participating athletes."Acoustic signal" (*:) apart from the race flag Horn・ ・buzzer, Etc.), but this is the role of the auxiliary signal because it is a race flag, that is, an acoustic signal is emitted to draw attention to the visual signal to the players.[16].

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  1. ^ JAF-International Motorsports Regulations Appendix H Recommendations for Road Control and Emergency Services (April 2014, 4, Japanese translation) 24 Signals (PDF)
  2. ^ Digi Flag... Introduced at F1 Singapore GP
  3. ^ "ARTICLE 4-SIGNALLING". Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA International Automobile Federation Official Homepage Public FIA Race Rules Article 4 "About Signals"). http://www.fia.com/sport/regulations/common/appendix_h/article04.html 2010th of February 7Browse. 
  4. ^ 2009 All Japan Championship Formula Nippon Unified Rules Article 30 Signal Display (PDF)
  5. ^ JAF domestic cart competition rules (PDF)
  6. ^ JAF-International Motorsport Competition Rules Appendix H Road Control and Emergency Services Recommendations (April 2014, 4, published in Japanese) 24 Chief flag signal and Post personnel flag signal (PDF)
  8. ^ 2014 INDYCAR OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 7.2. Flag Codes (“Flags”) (PDF)
  9. ^ “Confusing Safety Car Rule Changes”. F1 Gate.com. (May 2010, 5). http://f1-gate.com/monaco_gp/f1_7606.html 2010th of February 10Browse. 
  10. ^ “A Mercedes GP abandons appeal “for F1 benefit”. ESPN F1. (May 2010, 5). http://ja.espnf1.com/mercedes/motorsport/story/17641.html 2010th of February 10Browse. 
  11. ^ "F1 Korea GP, red flag suspended due to rain". F1 Gate.com. (May 2010, 10). http://f1-gate.com/korea_gp/f1_9683.html 2010th of February 10Browse. 
  12. ^ "Show me in a sense? Perez, Kubiat's penalty is a blueprint for ignoring the blue flag”. Motorsport.com (August 2020, 8). 2020th of February 8Browse.
  13. ^ Rules --Auto Race Official Website
  14. ^ "Digi Flag... Introduced at F1 Singapore GP"Response Car News. (April 2008, 4). http://response.jp/article/2008/04/20/108443.html 2011th of February 2Browse. 
  15. ^ “DIGIFLAG® SYSTEM: TO SUPPLY TO PILOTS, THROUGH LIGHT DISPLAYS, THE SAME INFORMATION PROVIDED BY COLOURED FLAGS”. Valerio Maioli. http://www.digiflag.it/index.php/en/digiflag.html 2011th of February 2Browse. 
  16. ^ “Signals used in races (use and type of international signals)”. NPO Shonan Port Marine Center Official Homepage. http://www.npo-smc.org/EH08/flag.html 2010th of February 7Browse. 


  • <<References in Wikipedia>>
    • English version Wikipedia en: Racing flags --Translation of the text structure of the article, racing categories other than directly under the FIA ​​(*: NASCAR, IndyCar, etc.), or the purpose and meaning of each race flag. (20:30, 29 July 2010 UTC)
  • 《Other references》
    • ARTICLE 4-SIGNALLING [1] -Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (Translation of the "flag" of Article 4-4 of Article 1 "Signals" of the FIA ​​Race Rules for the public on the official website of the FIA ​​International Automobile Association) (20:30, 29 July 2010 UTC) )
    • The incomplete history of the Checkered Flag -Translated about the history of checkered flags. (22:30, 28 July 2010 UTC)
    • Flags in the NASCAR series -Translation and meaning extraction of race flags in NASCAR. (19:40, 26 July 2010 UTC)
    • Definitions of flags used in most forms of motor racing -As a reference to know the meaning of race flags in races that are not familiar to Japan, such as other categories. (22:40, 26 July 2010 UTC)
  • F1-Page.com F1 Regulation

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