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chicane

1. a bridge or whist hand without trumps
2. Motor racing a short section of sharp narrow bends formed by barriers placed on a motor-racing circuit to provide an additional test of driving skill
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Italy's Jarno Trulli caused the early drama when he lost control of his Prost car at the first chicane, slewing across the grass before smashing into Stewart's Rubens Barrichello and Sauber's Jean Alesi.
Blame for the fiasco on the grid being reduced by 14 cars has been levelled at Max Mosley, the FIA President, and at Ferrari management for not agreeing to the chicane idea.
From there they head down to the final chicane knowing if Spoon Curve and 130R have not been negotiated properly they have left themselves open to attack going into the home straight.
That is why a six-year sentence at Newcastle Crown Court for a driver who killed an elderly man while deliberately speeding through a chicane is to be welcomed.
He said this would include better controls, maybe another chicane and a new pelican crossing.
A motorist who killed a pensioner waiting at a bus shelter by deliberately speeding through a traffic calming chicane was jailed for six years yesterday.
THEY'VE been away for over two years, locked in a court case and unable to record, but now Chicane are back to show that pop records from dance acts are a rocking possibility.
WITH a new pounds 11k Chicane the 2005 Junction One North West 200 on Saturday, May 21 hopes to be bigger and better than ever.
One lap later he passed Alan van der Merwe at the chicane and moved into seventh.
Yesterday, the Mirror put it to the test with a drive around the circuit - a series of tight turns round Parliament Square, a chicane in front of Buckingham Palace and a thrilling blast down Piccadilly and the Strand.
The drivers had their first full taste of the modified Nurburgring circuit, longer than last year because of a new chicane.
I WAS charging down the second straight with the rest of the field when I noticed Alan McNish overtake me on the outside as we approached the chicane. As we got nearer to the chicane, I then tried a similar move on him and even though he was on the inside, he moved over to the outside and hit me.

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