F1’s black and white flag: Explaining racing’s yellow card for drivers

Posted on: November 26th, 2019 by admin

The duel for success involving Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton at the previous race in Monza featured the re-use of what has been termed Formula 1’s equivalent of football card.
So what does the black warning stunt mean and can it be used regularly in F1 from today?
One of the many flags offered to race officials throughout the single-seater motorsport ladder, even the white and black flag that is diagonal essentially acts as a one time warning. It’s been likened by FIA race director Michael Masi football card – essentially a final warning prior to there is a lasting punishment used.
‘This flag also is a warning to the driver concerned that he has been reported for unsportsmanlike behavior and should be revealed,’ state the regulations of the FIA.
Should drivers repeat this offence, then the episode will be relegated into the stewards, who may issue an in-race time punishment.
The most current GP was the first time it had been used at a Grand Prix because 2010, Even though the flag has always been available in Formula 1.
For moving under braking in battle with Kevin Magnussen the Pierre Gasly of toro Rosso was granted the warning Spa. After Leclerc squeezed Hamilton’s Mercedes broad under braking for the second chicane it was issued in front-running situation at Monza at the struggle for victory.
Explaining the flag’s return to prominence in his own post-race appearance at the SkyPad in Sky F1’s coverage at Monza, FIA race director Michael Masi said the change had come in the”petition” from drivers and teams.
“Beneath the’let’s race’ doctrine that the teams, the F1 Group, the motorists and the FIA have worked together on throughout the calendar year, and giving the teams that the guidance at the previous event in Spa, we’ll be using the black and white flag more frequently,” said Masi.
That is certainly the goal. Amid a broad desire for motorists to be encouraged to race wheel to wheel without the fear of race-changing and officialdom penalties, Masi has indicated the black flag will become commonplace
“For smaller infringements that are, let’s call it, a’professional foul’ but don’t go past the line, we will be absolutely utilizing the black-and-white flag and longer,” supported F1’s race manager.
“It’s a sign to everyone that the driver’s on notice since you just get one for the race. In the event you do it again, the drivers have been advised that any other infraction is going to be known to the stewards.”
Charles Leclerc:”I think since Austria it’s clear that we are able to go a bit farther in the manner that we defend and overtake… I feel that Austria helped me to alter this strategy. It was obviously quite on-the-limit but… yeah, I’m delighted to race such as this.”
Lewis Hamilton:”If that is how we’re permitted to race then I shall race like that. So long as we all know that you are allowed to not leave a car width as an example, as long as you aren’t currently contradicting us and there is a message. Thus you’re allowed to run broad even if someone is there and you only receive a warning sign, and you simply require that to possibly keep the man behind you.”
Sky F1’s Martin Brundle:”It was tough to call [at Monza], and I’m really supportive of the’let’s race’ philosophy so long as it is consistent and the motorists don’t take liberties and spoil it all.”
Sky F1’s Karun Chandhok:”I really enjoy the concept of this black-and-white warning flag from Michael Masi also it was a fantastic choice not to break up the struggle but only warn Charles that he would not get away with such a robust defence on a regular basis.”
Mercedes’ Toto Wolff:”I think there will be many more cars touching, it will be common practice. My view is that it’s going to arrive at the point where there is a crash and we are likely to bail out. Until then, we allow them race.”
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