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English translation: full-course yellow

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02:12 Aug 28, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: neutralisation
context of motor racing.
car was given a stop/go penalty for having 'anticipé la fin d'une neutralisation.'
Thanks.
PJO
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:54
English translation:full-course yellow
Explanation:
Stop-and-go penalties are imposed if a competitor anticipates the end of a full-course yellow -- that is, a period during which the safety car is on the track and setting the pace for the field. (So called because this period is signaled by yellow flags.)

"Neutralisation" is derived from the fact that during a full-course yellow, the drivers are required to maintain their relative positions -- hence, any actions (such as passing) intended to gain position or competitive advantage are "neutralized."

HTH,
HC (longtime F1 aficionado)
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 01:54
Grading comment
Faster than a speeding Ferrari, informative and a life-saver!! Thanks - plus you confirmed what I thought, which is even better!
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nahaving left before the end of a time penaltymckinnc
nafull-course yellowHeathcliff


  

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11 mins
full-course yellow


Explanation:
Stop-and-go penalties are imposed if a competitor anticipates the end of a full-course yellow -- that is, a period during which the safety car is on the track and setting the pace for the field. (So called because this period is signaled by yellow flags.)

"Neutralisation" is derived from the fact that during a full-course yellow, the drivers are required to maintain their relative positions -- hence, any actions (such as passing) intended to gain position or competitive advantage are "neutralized."

HTH,
HC (longtime F1 aficionado)


    Reference: http://www.spa24hours.com/reg.html#20
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 01:54
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
Grading comment
Faster than a speeding Ferrari, informative and a life-saver!! Thanks - plus you confirmed what I thought, which is even better!
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having left before the end of a time penalty


Explanation:
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mckinnc
Local time: 10:54
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 922
Grading comment
because I don't think it is correct
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Comment: because I don't think it is correct




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