chequered flag

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chequered flag

n
(Motor Racing) the black-and-white checked flag traditionally shown to the winner and all finishers at the end of a motor race by a senior race official
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chequered flag

, (US) checkered flag
n (Motor Racing) → Zielflagge f
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Djion Compton took the chequered flag in Race 2 with Ahmed AlMuyini and Wesley Pearce (UK) in second and third.
Rea - who is starting the defence of his crown and looking to win a fourth successive title - took the lead with three laps to go but had Melandri all over his tail, with the Italian finally getting past as the pair headed into the last lap and just holding on as they took the chequered flag.
Cossar and his passenger Wayne Rickards took the chequered flag in this tough qualifier, known as the British Clubman's Championship, at the second time of asking after a fall for one of his opponents in the first attempt to run the race.
As Sebastian Vettel took the chequered flag at the Hungaroring to claim his fourth victory of the season, his chief title rival was selflessly surrendering the final spot on the podium to his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
Nico Rosberg took the chequered flag in Sao Paulo last year - can he win the penultimate race of the 2016 season?
But at the end of the nine-lap race Dan took the chequered flag for his third race win of 2016.
Frenchman Bellego took the chequered flag twice while Dane Lasse Bjerre also won a race for the Teessiders, as the Tigers were reduced to five riders when British Under-21 Champion Josh Bates suffered concussion and was withdrawn.
He finished five seconds behind the winner and had closed the gap to second place to just over a second when he took the chequered flag.
MERCEDES made it six wins on the spin and seven out of eight this year at yesterday's Austrian Grand Prix but it was Nico Rosberg who took the chequered flag ahead of his team-mate and 4-9 race favourite Lewis Hamilton, writes Graham Woods.
The race was also the fourth successive Mercedes one-two, and fifth win in five races for the dominant constructor, Hamilton took the chequered flag a mere 0.
Hamilton took the chequered flag at the Singapore Grand Prix, while championship rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg suffered his second retirement of the campaign.
SEBASTIAN Vettel made it an alltime record-equalling ninth straight victory as he took the chequered flag at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.