Flag Marshal

Motorsport Flags

Black & White

This is a startline only flag. It is shown to all competitors together with the number of the driver for whom it is intended.

This flag is known in common parlance as “the naughty boys’ flag”.

According to the Blue Book: A warning to the driver that his behavior is suspect and he may be Black Flagged on further reports.

This can relate to a number of indiscretions, from corner cutting/kerb cutting to careless or even dangerous driving. The result is that his/her driving is the subject of special attention by Observers for any further misdemeanours.

Action: clean up your act, be prepared for an interview with the Clerk of the Course, ask the team for a book to place inside the rear of your overalls!