Rolling start :

In a rolling start, the cars are ordered on the track and are led on a certain number of laps, at a pre-determined safe speed by the safety car.

Once the cause of the safety car has been resolved, race control will signal the safety car is ending and it will withdraw into the pits. At this point, the lead car is in control of the restart and will determine when racing begins, but must do so before they cross the start line.

Starting the race with a rolling start is common in other forms of motorsport and typical in Indycar. The alternative is a standing start.

Andrew Burden

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