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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Hussain Al Aswad was also a winner on the day, taking the chequered flag in the sole race of the Bahrain Super Sport Championship (BSSP) 125.
Although a determined Vettel fought back to cross the line in fourth place, with Max Verstappen (right) taking the chequered flag, he fell well short of the victory he required to prevent Hamilton from winning the title with two rounds to spare.
Hamilton is odds-on to win at Hockenheim, with several layers offering 4/5 on him taking the chequered flag on Sunday.
Three races into the new campaign and the Mercedes duo clearly have the edge, with Rosberg taking the chequered flag in the season-opening race in Australia, while Hamilton emerged triumphant in Malaysia and Bahrain.
The four-time world champion unsurprisingly signed off 2013 with yet another victory by taking the chequered flag at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
VALENTINO ROSSI brought an end to a three-year winless streak by taking the chequered flag for Yamaha in the Dutch TT at Assen.
That was fantastic again, pole position victory," he told his team after taking the chequered flag.
Webber, who claimed the ninth victory of his Formula One career on Sunday by taking the chequered flag in the British Grand Prix, had been linked with a move to Ferrari next year.
With six different drivers taking the chequered flag in the first six grands prix of the Formula One season, it is unlikely anyone would have bet on Hamilton not being one of the sextet.
The Mercedes driver - fresh from taking the chequered flag in China for his maiden grand prix win - posted a lap time of 1 minute 32.
Lewis will be dreaming of taking the chequered flag at Silverstone.
The only mistake he made, after 78 laps at the wheel, was to park his car in the wrong place after taking the chequered flag.