Car racing uses similar flags to express the general status of the track and communicate the details to the participants as well as the fans. If you have an understanding these signals, you are surely to understand all of the excitement that is happening on the track. There are a number of signs that are displayed and these signals can change quickly in order to communicate a lot of information in a short period of time. Keeping up with these signals will give you the best opportunity of embracing the excitement and sharing the interest that so many people worldwide have place their investment.

flagsGreen light is a classic symbol that is understood by most showing that the race has begun. The session has started as soon as the green light hits, the drivers start racing. The yellow symbol shows that there is caution to be had on the course. This sign shows up for drivers and viewers alike in order for cars to slow to the speed of the slowest driver as they cannot pass. The yellow symbol with red lines establishes that there is debris or other hazards on the surface of the track and drivers should show caution. A black box with a car number will appear when that vehicle must stop into the pit to consult their mechanical team. When there is a half black, half white flag displayed, the number indicated on the screen is associated with an automobile that has been penalized for misconduct of some sort.

A black flag with a white cross appears with the number of the vehicle when a racer has been eliminated. The blue flag appears with a yellow line; it is a signal to the driver of the vehicle indicated that there is some issue and they should give way to faster traffic. Red signals show the session has stopped while a white flag establishes that one lap remains. The checkered flag is classic and represents the end of the session. Whether you’re the driver or the viewer, these signals are essential to your success in car racing.