What does victory lap mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. victory lap, lap of honour(noun)

    a lap by the winning person or team run to celebrate the victory


  1. Victory lap

    A victory lap is a term used in motorsports to describe an extra lap of the race track after the conclusion of a race. This lap, driven at reduced speed, allows the winning driver to celebrate his or her victory and gives the spectators an opportunity to congratulate and honor the competitors. Commonly, trackside flag marshals will wave their flags in a gesture known as the FIA salute or the Monkey Dance in the US. It is not uncommon for marshals to clap or wave their hands at drivers as a gesture and sometimes the drivers wave back in response. Victory laps can sometime become dangerous for the winner and the other drivers, since in many tracks the safety nets can be easily climbed over by the crowd, which then becomes an obstacle for the racers. Victory laps have regularly seen drivers who have retired in the final stages of a race being given a lift back to the pits on one of their competitors' cars. Some notable examples in Formula One include Riccardo Patrese and Didier Pironi at the 1982 Monaco Grand Prix, Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna at the 1991 British Grand Prix, Jean Alesi and Michael Schumacher at the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher and Giancarlo Fisichella at the 1997 German Grand Prix, Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard at the 2001 Spanish Grand Prix, and Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso at the 2011 German Grand Prix.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of victory lap in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of victory lap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. House Speaker John Boehner:

    So it's not quite what I would describe as a victory lap.

  2. Erin Hohlfelder:

    Despite the good news, we should not take a victory lap yet.

  3. Kristin Thomas:

    We are head down and working and not ready to take any kind of victory lap.

  4. House Speaker John Boehner:

    My visit there was planned months ago, so it's not quite what I would describe as a victory lap.

  5. American Shannon Rowbury:

    While those women were doing their victory lap I was sobbing, trying to get enough control to face my family.

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