The start sequence is the procedure by which a grand prixA Grand Prix is a motorsport series sanctioned by the FIA and held in various countries for a world title.... There's more... is started. Once the gridThe grid is a reference to the starting order of the race is typically determined by qualifying, however, with the... There's more... has formed following the formation lapThe formation lap in F1, also known as the warmup lap, is the slow lap drivers take before the start... There's more..., and the medical carThe medical car is a key part of the events safety systems providing emergency care by its driver, FIA Medical... There's more... is in position at the back of the grid, the race director, from a control boxThe term Box comes from the German Boxenstopp, meaning pit stop and is used as a reference to the service... There's more... looking out over the grid, initiates the sequence.
Five red lights above the start line are illuminated one by one and then after a random pause, they are extinguished, signalling the start of the race.
The random pause can be between 1 and five seconds and is to ensure the drivers don’t try to anticipate the start.
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