Car racing terms

by hammerbcn
(81 terms)
term Description
apex
marshal
box
checkered flag
chicane
grid penalty
turbo
skid
drift
down force
driver
drive-through penalty
wet race
factory team
formation lap
dogleg
out-brake When a driver brakes later than the opponent and gets to the bend first
flying lap
overtake
grid
paddock
slick tires
lap
super-soft tires
wet lap
oversteer
lap record
hairpin turn
bollard
safety car
pit wall
mechanic
pits
pit stop
free practice
crash
pole position
qualifying
pace car
nitrous
red flag
racing line The fastest path (around the circuit)
rolling start
wheel spin
flag-to-flag When a driver maintains the lead from start to finish
sand trap
spoiler
fastest lap
starter's flag
rumble strip
spotter
nitro
wet tires
photo finish
slipstream
track
Grand Prix
team orders
warm-up lap
out lap
podium
track racing
intermediate tires
spin off
finish line
understeer
circuit
corner
pileup
stagger
role cage
pit crew
drag
drag race
burnout
draft
drafting
handicap
nitrous oxide
tour
touring