Phil wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Bianchi’s accident didnt happen because of bad weather, it just as much happened because he was driving far too fast under double waved yellows and lost it in an area in which a large metallic immobile tractor was situated. It wasnt unique to it being a typhoon situation.
There is no known safe speed when it's raining and the safe speed for a track is reducing every corner and yes, it's entirely linked to it being wet. If it wasn't raining the speed he was going would have been safe and Sutil wouldn't have gone off either. It's also heavily linked to F1's refusal to do anything about the drivers requirement to push as hard as possible under yellow flags because not doing so would see them lose out. Without a common time/speed for all drivers then if one driver drops even 3/10ths more than another they are losing out so all drivers push harder than they should under yellow flags. This went on for years and years with no action to prevent it. We had qualifying laps where someone went faster but didn't set a green sector because they lifted for a second or two while already at close to max speed somewhere due to flags and weren't punished.
Still again even pushing under the yellows without the rain, without the changing conditions the crash wouldn't have happened.
The heavy vehicle should never be sent out on a known aquaplaning corner as well, full stop, ever. Even under a VSC or full safety car with changing conditions cars can still go off in those conditions. In those conditions there was a high enough chance of another car going off in that corner regardless of speed that recovering Sutil's car wasn't remotely priority and should never have been attempted.
The whole thing was a massive failure at every level, regulations, lack of a genuine VSC at the time, the near encouragement to push under yellows and ignoring the danger in those conditions. Bianchi deserved so much better.