Definition of pit wall in US English:

pit wall


  • A wall separating the pit lane from the track on a racing circuit, behind which engineers and officials observe the race and pass on information to their driver or drivers about what is happening.

    ‘he narrowly avoided crashing into the pit wall’
    • ‘His car failed and he drove it behind the pit wall and into the garage.’
    • ‘From the next race onwards, all camera crews will now be stationed on the pit wall.’
    • ‘I'd normally be on the pit wall 45 minutes before the race.’
    • ‘That was probably the most hectic race we have had all year and was very difficult to manage from the pit wall.’
    • ‘He put a squeeze move in the run to the first corner that almost forced the car into the pit wall.’
    • ‘The rear left-quarter panel slammed hard into the edge of the pit-wall opening.’
    • ‘The incident was a heart-stopping moment for fans and senior team members watching from the pit wall.’
    • ‘His car struck the pit wall, injuring two crew members.’
    • ‘He flashes past the pit wall.’
    • ‘He had a serious prang when he hit the pit wall at high speed.’