Post by ~misfit~ Post by XYXPDQ
Bottas may have followed the letter of the law, but what he did was
far from normal on a SC restart.
Except it already happened four times the same weekend at the same
track in F2 and F3. It's a track-specific safety car start...
Yup, there is so much to gain by getting a run in such a situation that
without very specific rules to avoid it the risk of this was very high.
They could have easily specified a rule change for safety reasons that
would have avoided this. A reversion to the previous rule would have
sufficed. Turn 1 would still have been a challenge but the potential
speed differences would have been far less.
Most of the reprimanded drivers had no definite way of knowing whether
the race was back on or not.