Chicane is a motor racing term which describes a tight S-bend.
Chicanes are often added to circuits to slow cars down on what had previously been long straights. Famous examples include:
- the Rettifilo, Roggia and Ascari chicanes at Monza
- the Bus Stop chicane at Spa-Francorchamps
- the Mulsanne and Ford chicanes at Le Mans
- the Clark, Senna and Ostkurve chicanes at Hockenheim