I fear your post is a bit theoretical, I am keeping to the examples of this weekend.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:58 amThere's a button with a big "N" next to it on the tub. They're trained to press it. If that doesn't work, the driver being in the car probably wouldn't make a difference anyway - the clutch paddle isn't mechanically connected to the clutch - it's a potentiometer.
Riccardo: He managed to pull the clutch and to roll into the spot where he parked. After releasing the clutch the gearbox was blocked. The button is nice, but too often is not working. Riccardo staying in the car and holding the clutch would have been an easy and working solution.
They did not show Riccardo, but it was crazy watching Vettel slowly undoing the belts, removing the steering wheel, getting up, putting everything back...
That VSC was a bit more than a lap of which half a lap was Vettel getting himself sorted.
You are lobbying for the drivers getting comfy...not save. If it is about save, Vettel could have easily jumped out without removing the wheel. Would have saved half a lap of VSC. Or he could have stayed in and steered the car while pushing...that would also have been much faster than what he did.
So where was the reason for Tsunoda to stop on track? He had a broken drive shaft and managed more than one lap with this issue. The team deployed a "stop the car" easily, not because they had to. If they go back next race 3 places for this they will try to bring this car back.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:58 am
As to not knowing where to park, if the team say "stop the car, stop the car!" they mean "NOW!". As it happens, Ricciardo parked in a relatively safe place and I don't really see why they couldn't just have waved yellows between the two Lesmo corners. No one overtakes there anyway and he was on the inside which is reasonably safe. Leaving the car there and letting the race finish normally wouldn't have been a problem, it seems to me.
For Riccardo I agree. But this is due to a weak race director. If you start sacking them you get what you plant.
First of all they needed to deploy the VSC, because it was clear that someone needs to go on track. That already killed half a lap. As this was not done I expected the same as you suggest....that they simply finish with yellows. But I fear that is also not clear to the race director that he finishes the race if he deploys the SC with 5 laps to go...