Double Yellow Flags

Double Yellow flags are a step up from a single yellow flag and prohibit overtaking until the obstruction is cleared. The Driver is required to reduce speed immediately and be prepared to take avoidance measures once the yellow flag is sighted.

Racing resumes once a green flag is waived, usually at the marshal station immediately after the obstruction has been passed. If the double yellow flags are waved from the starters tower the entire track is under a “full course caution”.

In addition to the yellow flag, tracks often signal with a flashing yellow LED light.

Andrew Burden

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