Monday, November 14, 2011

On a Formula-one F1 racing car track information to drivers is generally signaled through the standardized use of flags of different colours UPSC Mains 2011 Question with Answer

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On a Formula-one F1 racing car track information to drivers is generally signaled through the standardized use of flags of different colours. Describe the meanings Associated with any six of the flags listed below.

1.      White flag 

  Warns of a slow moving vehicle on track.

2.      Black flag

 Black flag shown with a car number to direct a driver to return to his pit (signal to the driver that he has been excluded from the race).

3.      Yellow flag

Indicates Danger, warns driver to slow down if a single waved yellow flag is shown and dobuble waved yellow flags warns driver must slow down and prepare to stop at any time and overtaking is prohibited.

4.      Blue flag

Warns driver that he is about to be lapped and to let the faster car overtake.

5.      Black and White flag divided diagonally

Shown With a car number to warn unsporting behavior

6.      Chequered flag

Indicates the end of the race.

7.      Yellow and red striped flag

Warns about slippery track surface