::Racing flags


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The flagman displaying the chequered flag with a complete set of stockcar racing flags

Racing flags<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> are traditionally used in auto racing and similar motorsports to indicate track condition and to communicate important messages to drivers. Typically, the starter, sometimes the grand marshal of a race, waves the flags atop a flag stand near the start/finish line. Track marshals are also stationed at observation posts along the race track in order to communicate both local and course-wide conditions to drivers. Alternatively, some race tracks employ lights to supplement the primary flag at the start/finish line.

Racing flags sections
Intro   Summary    Status flags    Instruction flags   [[Racing_flags?section=_{{safesubst:#invoke:anchor|main}}The_chequered_flag_| {{safesubst:#invoke:anchor|main}}The chequered flag ]]   Flags in other motorsports    Practicality of racing flags    References    Further reading   External links  

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