Originally Posted by Huntsman
Yeah, thanks, but I've read the Wiki - searched the web - and checked all of the dictionary (& other) definitions and I still don't get it... Whether it's an "S" (type) corner, a speed-brake in the track (whatever that means, because every corner is -virtually- a speed-brake); or WTF. - it is. ;$
I mean, I get it (not that stupid, yes), however - why isn't a U-turn and its (other-way) curved exit a "chicane" - is a 3-turn, S-turn, a triple "chicane" - how about a 4-turn: is it a double "chicane", or a quadruple one; or, do they not make 'em that way... Why not. You know, what is up with using "chicane"? o.0
P.S. A race car "corners", "turns", it doesn't "chicane" around the bend, ffs. xD
A chicane is an artificial feature creating extra turns in a road, used in motor racing and on streets to slow traffic for safety.
... Yet, like, 90% of (racing) accidents happen exactly at a chicane (Not everyone is crazy: "McLaren Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh feels that placing high speed corners after straights is a better option than using chicanes.").
The ideal racing line becomes complex in the case of back to back curves, or chicanes.
So, to answer my own retarded post.. It's 'a back to back curve
'. ^^Confusing, because every dictionary site has a different definition; even the Wikipedia page for "chicane" doesn't seem to say it right... Just like collinsdictionary.com/
2. (motor racing) a short section of sharp narrow bends formed by barriers placed on a motor-racing circuit to provide an additional test of driving skill
... Alright, now I gotta edit this -whole- post. :-/