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

The duel for Lewis Hamilton at the last race in Monza and success involving Charles Leclerc featured the re-use of what has been termed Formula 1’s equivalent of football card.
So what does the warning flag that is black-and-white mean and will it be used in F1 from today?
One of the many flags offered to race officials during the single-seater motorsport ladder, even the black and white flag acts as a warning. It’s been likened by FIA race director Michael Masi football’s yellow card essentially a final warning prior to a punishment is put on.
‚This flag should be revealed and will be a warning to the driver worried that he has already been reported for behavior,‘ say the regulations of that the FIA.
Should drivers repeat the statute, then the episode is going to be relegated into the stewards, who may issue an in-race time penalty.
The Belgian GP was the first time it had been used since 2010 Even though the flag has always been accessible Formula 1.
Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly has been given the warning at Spa for proceeding under braking in battle using Kevin Magnussen. After Leclerc squeezed Hamilton’s Mercedes broad under braking for the next chicane, it was issued in front-running circumstances at Monza in the fight for success.
Explaining the flag return to prominence within his own post-race appearance at the SkyPad in Sky F1’s coverage at Monza, FIA race director Michael Masi reported the change had arrived at the“request“ from teams and drivers.
„Beneath the’let them race‘ philosophy that the groups, the F1 Group, both the motorists and the FIA have worked collectively on during the year, and providing the teams that the advice at the last occasion in Spa, we will be using the white and black flag more often,“ said Masi.
That is certainly the goal. Amid a wide desire for drivers to be invited to race wheel to wheel without the anxiety of officialdom and race-changing penalties, Masi has indicated the black flag will become commonplace
„For small infringements that are, let’s call ita’professional foul‘ but don’t go beyond the line, we’ll be absolutely utilizing the black-and-white flag more and more,“ supported F1’s race director.
„it is a sign to everyone that the motorist’s on notice since you just get one to your own race. Should you do it , the drivers have all been advised that every other infraction is going to be known to the stewards.“
Charles Leclerc:“I think since Austria it is clear that we can go a bit further in the way that we shield and overtake… I feel that Austria helped me to change this strategy. It was obviously very on-the-limit but… yeah, I’m pleased to race like this.“
Lewis Hamilton:“If that’s the way we are permitted to race then I will race like this. As long as we understand that you are allowed to not leave a car width for example, as long as you aren’t currently contradicting us and a message that is very clear is there. So you’re permitted to run wide even if a person is there and you only get a warning sign, and then you only need that after to possibly keep the man behind you.“
Sky F1’s Martin Brundle:“It was tough to phone [at Monza], and I am really supportive of this’let them race‘ doctrine so long as it is consistent and the drivers do not take liberties and spoil it all.“
Sky F1’s Karun Chandhok:“I actually enjoy the idea of the black-and-white warning flag from Michael Masi and it was a good choice to not break up the battle but just warn Charles he would not eliminate such a robust defence on a regular basis.“
Mercedes‘ Toto Wolff:“I believe there will be many more cars touching, so it will be common practice. My view is it’s likely to reach the stage where there is a crash and we’re going to bond out. Until thenwe let them race“
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