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circuit click to hear : circuit

Driving surface of various lengths for race cars; the driver completes as many laps as necessary to accumulate 305 km during a Grand Prix.
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starting line track pits pit lane tire barrier curb chicane gravel bed starting grid pole position checkered flag

starting line click to hear : starting line

Line that marks the beginning of the race; when the starting signal is given, all the cars must be behind this line.

track click to hear : track

Closed course of a car race alternating between straight lines and more or less tight curves.

pits click to hear : pits

Spaces reserved for each team where the drivers stop during the race to refuel and change their tires.

pit lane click to hear : pit lane

Lane that cars take to get to the pits; it has a speed limit.

tire barrier click to hear : tire barrier

Security device for absorbing impact in case of collision or if cars leave the track.

curb click to hear : curb

Concrete structure at the beginning and end of curves; it provides a visual landmark and delimits the track.

chicane click to hear : chicane

Succession of small tight curves designed to break up a straight fast portion of a circuit; it forces drivers to slow down.

gravel bed click to hear : gravel bed

Clear space located especially at curves where a car can slow down in case of a skid or spin.

starting grid click to hear : starting grid

Position of the cars at the start of the race according to the time obtained during qualifications; the grid is made up of two cars per line in staggered formation.

pole position click to hear : pole position

First position at the starting grid that is obtained by the driver who earned the best time during the qualification session.

checkered flag click to hear : checkered flag

Black-and-white checkered flag that signals the end of a race or trial session.