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  • davee the rave davee the rave Jun 13, 2007 03:51 Flag

    black flag

    ok question for equality

    when a backmarker ignores 3 blue flags this can destroy a drivers race, but he will only be penalised with a 10 second penalty

    massa and fisi ignored a red light and got black flagged. should by your theory every backmarker ignoring blue flags be black flagged?

    discuss please

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    • Red Flag or light means either session/race stopped. Slow down and proceed to the startline or pitlane as instructed by the marshals or stop at the pit exit. The Blue flag means a faster driver is trying to pass or lap you. Ignoring a red flag or light is a far more serious offence than ignoring a blue as a red flag/light is an instruction and blue is an advisory flag. Techinally the offence is the same but in reality ignoring RED or YELLOW flags is a far more serious offence as it puts marshals and drivers in mortal danger and ignoring the blue is only affecting the driver trying to overtake. As an Observer I would report red or yellow flag infringements more urgently than blue flag infringements