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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Alonso, along with Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa who were third and fourth at the time, were directly behind the 25-year-old, yet were forced to file in behind the safety car.
Vettel admitted that without the safety car it would have been "difficult to get in range".
The safety car stayed out for four laps, which was too long for Hamilton's liking, and he used an expletive of his own to complain.
It felt a bit like NASCAR when they kept putting the safety car out for no reason," Hamilton said afterwards.
However, using the motorsport platform to promote to the public new technologies, like an unmanned safety car, or events like Roborace, can be fantastic in exploring the possibility of new solutions.
THREE vehicles from the Jaguar marque have recently been chosen by Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) as safety cars on the track for local and international racing events -- the F-TYPE Coupe, a XF Portfolio and a XFR.
A safety car is a very important factor during any race, regardless of whether it's an international or a local event; hence using a vehicle that is fast and agile is imperative," he said.
On the first lap alone the British racer passed four cars as he settled into the contest quickly and he went on to hand the car over to teammate Mayr-Melnhof in good shape from 41st position overall during the first full Safety Car period.
The penultimate round of the season was delayed by 10 minutes and then eventually started behind the safety car following continuous rain at a venue which so often throws up a dramatic race.
When the safety car eventually peeled in after seven laps, Hamilton led from Rosberg, Max Verstappen immediately passing Kimi Raikkonen for third place.
Briton Hamilton had been urging race director Charlie Whiting to bring in the safety car and let the field race but drivers had already been told much heavier rain was on the way.