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F1 flags explained: black and white, yellow, green, red and more

F1 flags explained: black and white, yellow, green, red and more

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F1 flags explained: black and white, yellow, green, red and more

F1 flags explained: black and white, yellow, green, red and more
GPFans Staff

Formula 1 is gathering a new base of fans watching the races unfold and being new to the sport, they are interested in understanding more about the regulations - including the use of flags during the race.

While flags have been used throughout F1 history, the rise in technology has led to an increase in lighting systems at different circuits.

But flags still remain the most effective form of communication from race control via the array of stewards trackside to inform the drivers on a variety of matters.

Below is a guide of what each flag means and how a driver needs to respond to them.

F1 Flags: A guide

Yellow Flag: Hazard currently on the track

Green Flag: Normal racing conditions apply

Red Flag: Session is suspended

Blue Flag: A faster car is approaching, please move aside

Yellow and Red Striped Flag: Track is wet/slippery

Black/Orange Circle Flag: A driver has mechanical issues and must pit

Black and White Flag: Warning for unsporting behaviour

Black Flag: Disqualification

White: Slower cars ahead or other vehicles on track

Chequered Flag: The race is over.

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