Insider’s guide: F1’s flag rules

The ‘Orange Army’ of volunteer marshals sits at F1’s front line, stationed around the circuit and armed with sets of flags and buttons and ready to respond in a split second to any dramas that happen on the track.
Flag signals were first used in F1 to communicate trackside to car in 1963. The track is divided into a large number of marshalling sectors – far more than the three timing …Keep reading