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Charlie Whiting reveals F1 safety car rules could be amended

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Kiko - Unregistered

June 26, 2011 12:35 PM

I don't think Whiting needs to defend his decision to suspend the Canadian GP - I, and every person I have spoken to, agrees that the right course of action was taken.

Had the race continued under safety car instead of Red Flag then it would have been unfair on the viewers, and most importantly the fans that paid hundreds of pounds/dollars etc to attend.

Pete - Unregistered

June 26, 2011 12:53 PM

What happened to the word "adapt"
Do we stop driving when it rains ?
Do we have safety cars popping out of side streets at the signs of heavy rains ?
No
Just drive to suit conditions !

Dale - Unregistered

June 26, 2011 1:19 PM

Pete, if you were asked to drive your road car to the shops in 1m deep water, you'd also say it was impossible.

For an F1 car - just a few mm off the ground, it would have been the same scenario.

When the actual car & not just the tyres is plowing through the water, then is time to make a smart choice.

BuckBundy

June 27, 2011 9:16 AM

I don't think the decision to suspend the race was wrong, neither was restarting under the safety car. Having the safety car stay out for so long certainly was though!

When you have a car (illegaly) changing onto inters while the safety car is still out, and a whole load more changing as soon as the safety car went in surely indicates that the safety car could have gone in much sooner.

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