Driving surface of various lengths for race cars; the driver completes as many laps as necessary to accumulate 190 mi during a Grand Prix.
Line that marks the beginning of the race; when the starting signal is given, all the cars must be behind this line.
Closed course of a car race alternating between straight lines and more or less tight curves.
Spaces reserved for each team where the drivers stop during the race to refuel and change their tires.
Lane that cars take to get to the pits; it has a speed limit.
Security device for absorbing impact in case of collision or if cars leave the track.
Concrete structure at the beginning and end of curves; it provides a visual landmark and delimits the track.
Succession of small tight curves designed to break up a straight fast portion of a circuit; it forces drivers to slow down.
Clear space located especially at curves where a car can slow down in case of a skid or spin.
Position of the cars at the start of the race according to the time obtained during qualifications; the grid is made up of two cars per line in staggered formation.
First position at the starting grid that is obtained by the driver who earned the best time during the qualification session.
Black-and-white checkered flag that signals the end of a race or trial session.