Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:57 pm
I suggested the idea of slow zones for F1 a few months ago. Lots of people seemed to think they wouldn't work in F1 although nobody gave a good reason. I think there was a general "the drivers will still drive too quickly" excuse but that isn't much of an excuse in my book.
The problem isn't that there isn't a solution for shorter safety car periods, but that rules to make it shorter were made on the spot.
When you agree before a GP, with drivers, teams, marshals, etc that when you have a safety car, you don't let cars loose until the marshals are off the track and the track is clear, everybody expects that and make decisions accordingly. Marshalls know, when the safety car has past, they have two/three minutes to work in a safe way, teams know how much laps it will be, etc etc.
If before the event it was clear, for instance: in the case of a SC five laps before the end, we going to everything possible, to finish under green, like unlapping when there were still people on track, etc etc, Mercedes would have pitted Hamilton. etc etc etc.