But what was the hurry to roll the car which is safely parked near an orange barrier (which are one of many designated parking area for cars during a GP) to the pit lane? what was the hurry? this was not testing that the car needs to reach the garage as soon as possible to run it again!basti313 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:06 pmWhere would a VSC have helped?
With a VSC there would have been the same and correct closure of the pit lane. Hamilton would have still entered the pits and the Ham fans would still be crying for this precious loss.And I am convinced that pushing the car next to the main straight is still the point where one should not race but have a real SC looking at the thread for the Marshalls.
Why were they so much hurry to push a car to pit lane in the fastest turn in the circuit?
THey could have pushed the car back (i was baffled to see there was no room for that) then why the orange barrier there, if the marshalls wanted to use it as a picnic area?
If they wanted the car to be pushed out into the pit lane (the most dangerous option), then they should have waited until everyone caught up to safety car and THEN CLOSE THE PIT LANE and move the stranded car into the pits.
But instead they closed the pit lane and immediately tried to move the car instead of waiting for every car to close up and make a gap!
And please "Hamilton fan will be crying for this precious loss" comment, ofcourse if that had happened to Leclerc or any other driver, i m sure same would have happened. And yes it was robbed coz the are in that position on merit and to lose it is definitely a loss for any driver.
The SC needs to time to get started and get out of the pit, it is not an instant thing which would appear where ever it needs to appear, it cant immediately appear on the track. There is a minimum time with which it needs to go out, and the car is not as fast as the F1 cars and mostly it would not be able to catch the leader. It is not like the FIA asks them to wait for 30 sec before it goes outFor me it is anyways the other way round: If FIA would like to screw the Mercs, they would send the Safety Car quick out of the pits. In all recent races they waited half a lap. Like this no one was caught behind the SC.
Example this week...when Ham crossed the pits he was given a free stop, they could have changed the whole car in this time as the SC was send out after Ham and before Bot...
In Mugello, the safety car was announced when Lewis was past the pit lane entry, which made him miss a free pitstop, everyone else pitted. by the time the SC came out lewis was at turn 7, which allowed them to make the pit stop on the next lap. However the people who came through the pit had to slow down for the SC because they caught it at turn 1. It is not like the FIA did any favor for Lewis there, it was just luck that he got the pitstops done like others. Mostly i would say FIA tried to screw the leader and cause an artificial results like they did in Monza.