Saviour Stivala: Before pitting, the RB car 33 may have been self-acquiring engine mode six after leaving Rascasse, even though already being under the overall control mode VSC. Turning to pit the driver of car 33 needed to set both launch mode 12 and the pit-lane speed limiter. This indicates to me that the VSC mode is merely an overlay type speed limiter that allows engine modes to still be engaged and dis-engaged at driver’s will. As such it does not interfere with actual car control or manipulation in any way other than being a speed controller. As for the pit-lane limiter, this is much the same type of thing but with far more stringent control of speed. Once mode 12, launch mode, had been manually selected it remains as the standard underlying setting being the driver’s optimal choice to suit the ongoing circumstance.saviour stivala wrote: ↑Wed May 29, 2019 8:28 pmBefore number 33 RB pitted it was running in VSC mode, before crossing the pit-lane ‘in-line’ the driver activated the pit-lane speed limiter, on its way out of the pit-lane and after crossing the pit-lane ‘out-line’ the driver deactivated the pit-lane speed limiter. Once the pit-lane speed limiter had been deactivated the power unit would have returned to what mode had been chosen before the activating of the pit-lane speed limiter when entering the pits. But what nobody is noticing is that returning to the mode that was chosen before the activation of the pit-lane speed limiter could not be returned too on pit lane exit, because track was still under VSC mode condition.
The incident in pit-lane dislodged the thought process of the RB driver enough to disfigure the routine of pit exiting but not enough to ruin the habit of disengaging the pit-lane speed limiter. Stirred but not shaken the RB driver arrived back on track busily reorganising his thoughts but not his thought process. Had he have followed that thought line the proper engine mode six would have been manually re-acquired. That does imply that an inability exists in the RB driver but that is not the case here as he was as likely as not going through a self-taught, self-imposed regimen of preservation, that being damage discovery i.e. is there any! Assisted into this lull by the VSC mode still being in governance. Once the falsity of that protection was stripped away though......... Oops!