Absolutely! You are right-It IS what it is- and I do dislike it.Capharol wrote: ↑Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:15 pmhere is the explanation of MasiEl Scorchio wrote: ↑Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:11 pmI have to disagree with you (and the regulations I suppose, if it's in there)- I think given where Bottas' car was parked that VSC would have been sufficient. Were it on the outside of the track or at a corner then absolutely full SC was the way to go. Either way, it happened anyway.Capharol wrote: ↑Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:01 pm
you are finding it unneccessary and then question WHY they sending out the SC (which is already answered i believe)
but anyway again.... the first SC HAD to come out because the car of Bottas couldn't be moved manually and a crane was needed <---- THIS has the immediate effect that a SC is coming out, its anchored in the safety regulations (due to the Bianchi accident probably)
So it was all okay that the SC came out and not discussable at all
Certainly what another poster said about cars unlapping themselves is true. It was definitely not necessary to keep it out that long, and that certainly had the desired effect of manufacturing a grandstand finish...
you can like it or dislike it, but it is what it is ......“Valtteri did a fantastic job where he stopped,” Masi is quoted by Autosport. “They were trying to push the car back into the gap, which is why we went double yellow, as we had the marshals there.
“It was off track, they were trying to push the car, but the car got stuck on the bump.
“So we actually had to deploy the crane to move it out. For me as soon as a crane is deployed, that’s it, straight Safety Car.”
Bottas’ Mercedes was removed very quickly, but Masi says the SC stayed out for six laps because everyone outside the top five needed to unlap themselves as per the regulations.
“Basically the top five cars were the only unlapped cars,” he confirmed.
“Probably the first part of it was actually getting the leader behind the safety car, which took a little bit longer purely because of car positioning, and then getting the list from timing of all the cars.
“So the first focus is obviously to clear the incident. And then the unlapping of cars is a secondary scenario.”
I get that it would be terrible for another driver to go the way Bianchi did, but that situation- crane on a corner with cars coming right at it in a rainy Japanese Grand Prix- compared to yesterday, was pretty different. Crane and car basically hidden behind a wall well away from the racing line on a straight. My personal feeling is that it was unnecessary.