Flag Marshalling 1
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What flag precedes a waved Yellow Flag at a meeting run under British national rules?
A stationary Yellow Flag
What flag precedes a waved Yellow Flag at an FIA meeting?
No flag is shown ahead of a waved Yellow Flag at an FIA meeting
What does a Stationary Blue Flag signify?
Another competitor is following close behind.
What does a Waved Blue Flag signify?
Another competitor is trying to overtake.
When would you display a Blue Flag during practice?
When one competitor is catching another or about to pass
When would you display a Blue Flag during a race?
When one competitor is about to lap another.
When might you display a Blue Flag in a race, even though one competitor is not lapping another?
When a car leaving the pits is likely to be passed by a car on the track, travelling at racing speed.
How do you know a Safety Car intervention is about to begin?
A Waved Yellow Flag and SC Board is displayed on the Start/Finish line
What should happen at Flag Posts when a Waved Yellow Flag and SC Board is displayed on the Start/Finish line?
Waved Yellow Flags and SC boards are displayed in both directions around the circuit
What should you do if you see overtaking during a Safety Car intervention?
Inform your Observer or, if you have a radio and have been instructed to do so, the Flag Controller.
What indications are there that a Safety Car intervention is over?
- The Safety Car lights are extinguished.
- The Yellow Flag and SC Board on the Start/Finish Line is withdrawn.
- A Green Flag is waved on the Start/Finish Line.
What should happen at Flag Points at the end of a Safety Car intervention, when the Green Flag is waved at the Start/Finish Line?
Waved Green Flags are displayed around the circuit in both directions for one lap.
What should you do if you see overtaking while Green Flags are being waved to indicate the end of a Safety Car intervention?
Inform your Observer or, if you have a radio and have been instructed to do so, the Flag Controller, as overtaking is banned until cars pass the Start/Finish Line
What does a Waved Yellow Flag signify?
Great danger, no overtaking
What does a Stationary Yellow Flag signify?
Danger, no overtaking
What is a Stationary Green Flag used to indicate?
- A Stationary Green Flag is used to indicate:
- The end of danger area
- A “Marker” for flag posts at the start of a Practice Session or before a race
Why and when is the Hazard Board displayed?
The Hazard Board is displayed to indicate a hazard not present at start of racing/practice. It is displayed after the incident that caused the hazard is over, to remove the need to display Yellow Flags and is usually displayed after all competitors have had a chance to see the Flags.
What does the Red Flag signify?
Stop racing. Proceed slowly to the pits during practice or the startline during a race.
When do you display a Red Flag?
- If you:
- See the circuit's Red Lights come on
- If you see other posts display a Red Flag
- If you have a Flag Radio and are instructed to do so by the Flag Controller
Is a Red Flag held stationary or waved?
What four actions do you take to ensure your own safety and flag effectively if you are on your own?
- Don’t turn your back to the cars
- Stand sideways on or slightly towards the traffic
- Glance over your shoulder to check for incidents
- Ask incident team to shout if you miss something
What should you do if you are asked to observe as well as flag?
- Decide your priorities in the event of an incident:
- Explain them to the neighbouring posts.
- Tell Race Control
- Request a radio with headphones
How do you report signal strength, using the number scale, when using a radio?
- Strength - Meaning
- 1 - Unreadable
- 2 - Very noisy, barely readable
- 3 - Noisy, but readable
- 4 - Good, but slightly noisy
- 5 - Loud and clear
Switches marked VOC or VOX and PTT can sometimes be found on headphoens used with radios.
What do the letters stand for and which setting should you use?.
- VOC or VOX stands for "Voice Operated" and means the radio will transmit when the microphone picks up a sound loud enough to be someone speaking.
- PTT stands for "Push To Talk" and means you have to press the transmit button in order to transmitt.
- Always use the PTT setting to avoid the radio transmitting when a racing car passes or you are chatting to a colleague.
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