As high-tech as auto racing has become with spotters, computer links and radio communications, the key to understanding what is happening on the track is the flags used by race officials and corner marshals.
Drivers rely heavily on the flags to tell them what’s happening during practice or the race. Not only is it important to the drivers, spectators at the track or watching via television can tell what’s happening as soon as a flag is waived or put in position.
Not all flags mean the same thing, obviously. There are different variations between racing series and, sometimes, from track to track. When we think of flags we tend to picture them blowing in the breeze or fluffing, but in the racing world a stationary flag can have one meaning while the waving flag can have another.
Here’s a guide on what every different kind of flag means in the United SportsCar Championship. You’ll need it, because YOU will be there.
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