Cars overtaking under regular circumstances is somewhat different to a big pile up on a straight caused by the SC procedure specific to this track. I don't really know why you even see it as a means of comparison?basti313 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:28 pmCars overtaking each other is dangerous. So in your point of view wed should get rid of DRS, overtake button and the rest gimmicks as well?El Scorchio wrote: ↑Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:31 am100%Mudflap wrote: ↑Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:22 amFIA's duty is to protect the drivers from themselves. I find it completely unacceptable they are putting the blame on the drivers.
It's impossible to completely prevent a hot headed pilot from doing something silly, however the onus is on FIA to minimize such occurences as much as reasonably possible. Delaying the safety car lights does exactly the opposite.
Or using the argument in any way that whatsoever 'for the show' is a bigger concern or even any sort of factor to consider in comparison to keeping drivers safe.
Someone could have been seriously hurt at that restart thanks to their screwed up priorities in decision making.
Cars could have been torpedoed side on by another at high speed, and I'm pretty sure I saw a wheel or part of a car almost entering a cockpit- halo proving it's worth right there.
I really have no idea why a rolling start should be too dangerous for F1...I only understand, that the current regulation is not perfectly fitting the procedure...SC speed till Start/Finish would clear things up.
A rolling restart it not dangerous in itself as we have seen countless times and no-one is moaning about that, but this time, the circumstances the race director put them in were dangerous and I'm sure even you'll agree that if the teams TOLD them it would lead to problems on this track and they rejected this valid point in favour of it looking good on TV, then that's negligent and disgraceful.
It's clear the drivers from their position in the cockpits cannot not see what was developing several cars in front of them on a straight. If the lights are green and you see the car ahead of you accelerate away, then you obviously also accelerate. No blame to any of the drivers for this. BUT it resulted into someone driving at high speed right into the back of someone else and then hitting other cars. Very scary. The blame is all on that idiot Masi and his braintrust with their screwed up priorities.