safety car


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safety car

[′sāf·tē ‚kär]
(mining engineering)
Any mine car or hoisting cage provided with safety stops, catches, or other precautionary devices.
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The design of i30 Fastback N Safety Car is inspired by Hyundai Motorsport.
That was the beginning of the end for the German driver as on lap 30 following a collision between the two Toro Rosso cars, the safety car was deployed just as the two leaders passed the pit entry.
For the second time, the safety car slowed down the eld for a further four laps, at the start of which Ricciardo and Massa pitted.
But no sooner had the safety car departed than it was back out on lap 38 when Sutil was again in the thick of it, appearing to spin and take out Webber.
With marshals struggling to put out the blaze with extinguishers, the 4x4 appeared on the track ahead of the field between turns one and two and with its hazard lights on while the official Mercedes SLS AMG safety car brought up the rear.
Safety Car driver has fulfilled this role since 2000 and he is a key member of the FIA's safety team across the race weekend.
Bet365 reported plenty of money from punters expecting race chaos - they cut their price on the safety car being deployed from 1-3 to 1-7 while the race finishing with fewer than 19 cars still on the track was backed from 10-11 to 2-5.
When the safety car was deployed at the end of lap 15, Vettel had built up a cushion of over 10 seconds to Ferrari's Fernando Alonso at the time and seemed set to cruise to the line.
Pre-race favourite Sebastian Vettel, starting on pole position for the seventh time in 12 races but again failing to convert the advantage, fell foul of the safety car rules and finished third behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
Alonso had accused Hamilton of disrespecting the rules as he overtook the safety car deployed following Mark Webber's crash.
The FIA have confirmed Lewis Hamilton has been summoned to appear before the race stewards today to clarify the incident that saw him passed by Jarno Trulli during a safety car period in Australia at the weekend.