In motorsport, a safety car or pace car is a car which limits the speed of competing cars on a racetrack in the case of a caution period such as an obstruction on the track. During a caution period the safety car enters the track ahead of the leader. Competitors are not allowed to pass the safety car or other competitors during a caution period, and the safety car leads the field at a pre-determined safe speed, which may vary by series and circuit. At the end of the caution period, the safety car leaves the track and the competitors may resume racing.
In production automobiles, a safety car is one which highlights safety features (see automobile safety).
Other articles related to "safety car, cars, car":
... (usually between 50 and 120 km/h), and, in some cases, behind the safety car ... lap is to ensure that track conditions are safe, and that there are no dangerous problems with the cars (including the safety car) or the circuit ... Overtaking is usually permitted on these laps in motorcycle racing, but not in car racing ...
... practice sessions for the V8 Supercars to be able to create a set-up that suited both the cars and the track ... Later, the cars took to the track for Qualifying, which consisted of two sessions, the lower 50% and the upper 50% ... Saturday saw the Top 15 Shootout in which the top 15 cars from Qualifying would do one 'Hot lap' of the circuit ...
... in second 7 seconds behind Hamilton when a safety car situation caused by Sutil, the top cars pitted in under safety car, Kubica and Räikkönen stopped at the ... Heidfeld led after the only safety car period, when he pitted he had around a 25 second lead over Kubica, who was down in around 10th at the time ...
... At the 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix, Alex Ribeiro, the Medical Car driver, was involved in a potentially serious incident ... Ribeiro went out to check on Bernoldi, he opened the door to the car ...
... full course yellow while the field is under the control of the Safety Car ... make some senior race official hesitate to use it late in the race, or direct to slow the safety car in order that the hazard may be cleared in time for a competitive ... In Formula One, when there is a yellow chequer, the safety car will not lead the leader to the finish line, unlike the IRL and NASCAR ...
Famous quotes containing the words car and/or safety:
“Did ye not hear it?No; twas but the wind,
Or the car rattling oer the stony street;
On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet.”
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)
“A lover is never a completely self-reliant person viewing the world through his own eyes, but a hostage to a certain delusion. He becomes a perjurer, all his thoughts and emotions being directed with reference, not to an accurate and just appraisal of the real world but rather to the safety and exaltation of his loved one, and the madness with which he pursues her, transmogrifying his attention, blinds him like a victim.”
—Alexander Theroux (b. 1940)