(in auto racing) an automobile that leads the competing cars through a pace lap or laps and leaves the course before the actual start of the race.
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The use of a pace car has been well-established in the US, but for much of F1's existence, the sport relied on trackside, flag-bearing marshals to control or neutralize a race in the event of a crash.Ever wondered about the F1 safety car? We talk to its driver | Jonathan M. Gitlin | October 22, 2021 | Ars Technica