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45 What are the IndyCar flag rules ?




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This article is from the Motorsport FAQ, by A H Henry bspahh@midge.bath.ac.uk with numerous contributions by others.

45 What are the IndyCar flag rules ?

Blue flag with the yellow stripe (stationary): displayed to slower cars
indicating that a faster car is attempting to pass. It is not a move
over command on road courses (not sure what it means on ovals). It is
merely advisory, although drivers can be called in for not checking
their mirrors.
Yellow flag (stationary): displayed when there is a car stopped off
line. it is also displayed at the flag station prior to waving yellows
as a backup. There is no passing allowed from the flag to the incident.
Yellow flag (waving): displayed when there is great danger such as a
car stopped on the line (or just about anywhere on the pavement at a
natural terrain road course). Again, no passing until you pass the
incident.
Double stationary yellow: displayed on road courses indicating a full
course caution.
Yellow flag with red stripes (stationary) (aka surface flag, debris
flag, hazard flag or oil flag): displayed when there is oil, water,
debris, etc on the course. Anything that could create a hazard.
Normally kept up for 1 lap until everyone has seen it, then it is
dropped.
Black flag (from designated black flag station and the bridge):
displayed when they want the driver to report immediately to his/her
pit. Reasons vary from rule infractions to a mechanical problem that
requires immediate attention. If the black flag is displayed from all
corner stations, the session/race is red flagged and immediately ends
until the course condition that causes the red is cleared.
White flag with a thin red cross: displayed when a safety truck is
between that station and the next station. White flag (stationary) is
displayed at the station prior to the waving white. It is also
displayed for 2 stations for a slow moving race vehicle.
White flag at the start/finish line: last lap.
Checkered flag: displayed at the end of the race.
Green flag (from the bridge): starts or restarts a race.
Green flag (from a corner station): displayed if its been waving
yellow for more than a lap.
Red flag: displayed only from the bridge to stop a session or a race.

 

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