Masi is the sporting director of the FIA. Again, I'm not going to argue about inconsistency, but I am going to take his word this is the standard procedure. Crane involved -> safety car.ENGINE TUNER wrote: ↑Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:47 pmIf Masi said that he is either misled, incorrect or lying. The vsc was instituted for this exact situation to replace the "waved double yellow flags", in order to take it out if the driver's hands to slow down sufficiently and put it in race control's hands.turbof1 wrote: ↑Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:44 pmSaviour Stivala is right. I am not getting into the argument if it was really necessary or with inconsistent decisions, with Masi did explain in an interview this is standard procedure.ENGINE TUNER wrote: ↑Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:51 pm
You are incorrect, vsc has been used in the past to recover stricken cars via crane truck that were not on track, but were inside the barriers. VSC was instituted after the Bianchi accident which had this exact scenario, disabled car, off track, inside barriers, crane out.
There is absolutely no way a driver can crash into a crane under vsc.
There are many examples of both trucks and people "inside the barriers" with a vsc rather than sc.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/fia- ... s/4599984/
I tend to agree the VSC was logic-wise the better solution. I am only saying this looks to be the procedure. Whether or not they applied to consistent, something Stivala neither argued about, is a different matter.