News Details

One word caused China GP flag-gate

A single word caused 'flag-gate', it has emerged. Article 43.2 of the sporting rules dictates that if the chequered flag is waved early, even in error, the race is over. That is precisely what happened towards the end of the Chinese grand prix, meaning that a last-lap pass by Kamui Kobayashi did not officially count. Explaining the mishap, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport said that with a couple of laps left to run, the local race director Zhuang Tao asked Charlie Whiting if a white flag should be shown to mark the penultimate lap. By radio, Zhuang relayed Whiting's answer to the flag man with the words "No flag now", but the Chinese official reportedly did not hear - or...
Full Story »
1y ago from GrandPrix.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Lost in translation cause of China chequered flag...

Lost in translation cause of China chequered flag debacle 24 April, 2014...
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Another point-less race for McLaren

Despite getting both cars to the chequered flag in China, it was...
1y ago from RichlandF1.com

Race actually finished on lap 54

Lewis Hamilton wasn't the only one confused about seeing the chequered...
1y ago from PlanetF1.com

Shanghai result modified after flag error

– The Chinese Grand Prix has been cut short by two laps after the...
1y ago from GPUpdate.net

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

Analysis: 10 things we learned from the Sepang MotoGP...

Following the conclusion of the first pre-season MotoGP test at Sepang,...
16h ago from Motorsport.com

MotoGP riders get penalties for missing promotional...

MotoGP riders get penalties for missing promotional events MotoGP riders...
1d ago from MotoGPFanatic.com

Alpinestars release Baz crash data

Alpinestars have released the data recorded by Avintia Ducati racer Loris...

Loris Capirossi Q&A: "Valentino must turn the...

MotoGP veteran and Dorna Sports safety advisor Loris Capirossi talks to...
3d ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

'Very possible' Robin Frijns will make Andretti...

Andretti Autosport team boss Michael Andretti has revealed that it is...

INDYCAR: Andretti - 'It's killing me not having a win'

The pressure of living up to his legendary last name has always dogged...
3d ago from Racer.com

LIGHTS: Davey Hamilton Jr joins field

Davey Hamilton Jr., son of veteran Indy car competitor Davey Hamilton,...
1d ago from Racer.com

McCormack Racing, Davey Hamilton Jr. Join Forces for...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – 18-year-old King of the Wing Sprint Car Series...

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Breen set for 'dream come true'

The Irishman joined the Citroën-supported squad for the reconnaissance...
10h ago from WRC.com

Ogier predicts close scrap in Sweden

Sebastien Ogier says he is expecting a “close” fight on Rally Sweden...
14h ago from Crash.net

Meeke, Al-Qassimi and Breen up for Swedish challenge

Each Abu Dhabi Total WRT's crew will have to negotiate different...
1d ago from Motorsport.com

24-time X Games medalist Dave Mirra dies in apparent...

X Games legend Dave Mirra has tragically died at the age of 41. Mirra was...
3d ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Bournemouth 0 - Arsenal 2: Gunners go level with Spurs...

ARSENE WENGER insisted the stakes could not have been higher yesterday....
3h ago from Express.co.uk

Leicester City Are Favourites But Arsenal Have The...

It has been revealed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes his side...
1h ago from Nastytackle.com

Kids should learn from soaring Leicester, not...

Kids should learn from soaring Leicester, not superstars Lionel Messi and...
5h ago from DailyMail.co.uk

Thierry Henry: Arsenal should be walking away with the...

Thierry Henry: Arsenal should be walking away with the Premier League...
5h ago from DailyMail.co.uk

Comments

Hottest News

Driver Reaction Times

The news that Pastor Maldonado has lost his seat... Read More »
5h ago from Formula1Blog.com

Renault says Lotus experience with Mercedes irrelevant

Renault's engine technical director Rémi Taffin... Read More »
12h ago from F1i.com

Ron Dennis pays tribute to Patty McLaren

Patty McLaren, the widow of McLaren founder Bruce... Read More »
13h ago from F1i.com

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.