How’s This For A Flamboyant Drop Of The Checkered Flag?

Mark this airborne dance move as one of those antics which are dangerous looking, not that dangerous, but still dangerous enough never to be allowed in Formula One again that you’ll have to go back to the ’70s to see.

The place is Circuit Zandvoort in the Netherlands’s North Sea dunes, the occasion is the 1974 Dutch Grand Prix, and the red smudge is the Ferrari 312B of Niki Lauda, taking the second of his 25 career wins.

To see the unknown Dutch track official’s entire choreography, beyond the scope of our animated GIF, please click on the video.

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BtheD19, Formula J treble World Champion

Not bad, but in AMA Flat Track, the flags are still done on track inches from the bikes, with style, to this day. Green, half way, 2 to go, white flag: []