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Old Today, 04:59 (Ref:3817108)   #76
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In regards to safety the most frightening aspect of the weekend was during the safety car period.

Drivers pushing hard under the safety car along the main straight with cars exiting pitlane and then having the aforementioned driver having to slow as to not run into the exiting cars.

The fact that drivers are allowed to drive at unabated speed under the safety car is almost criminal - especially when other simple (such as the F1 rules) methods are available to stamp out this reckless practice.
Yeah it's funny how worried some are about pit lane infractions, yet no mention of a practice that is surely orders of magnitude more dangerous. Not quite sure why steps haven't been taken to eliminate it???
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Old Today, 05:06 (Ref:3817109)   #77
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Yeah it's funny how worried some are about pit lane infractions, yet no mention of a practice that is surely orders of magnitude more dangerous. Not quite sure why steps haven't been taken to eliminate it???
why is it more dangerous? I would have thought significantly less dangerous.
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Old Today, 05:46 (Ref:3817111)   #78
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Yeah I've always found the practice of allowing cars to drive at full speed to the back of the SC queue to be a strange one.
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Yeah I've always found the practice of allowing cars to drive at full speed to the back of the SC queue to be a strange one.
they dont drive at full speed though, they follow the car in front not being able to pass and thus reducing the risk
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they dont drive at full speed though, they follow the car in front not being able to pass and thus reducing the risk
They do follow the car in front, yes. At 99.99% of full race pace. Don't try to tell me differently, I have seen the data with my own eyes on more than one occasion, at multiple circuits.
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Old Today, 09:17 (Ref:3817135)   #81
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Need to implement some SC deltas at the very least.

They did try an SC speed limiter at one point, but nothing since.
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It's quite situational. In a situation where there are pit stops occuring, most of the time cars will drive back at full pace to get their stops done and try to reduce the amount of cars behind who aren't stopping from jumping them and vice versa. I see this all the time in many different series as the rules allow it and there's every chance you can either win or lose out if you back off too much.

The problem for me with the rule is sometimes in a serious accident the SC will be deployed and some drivers won't take enough caution in the double yellow waved zones where the incident is leading to some dangerous situations. The solution is quite an easy one and F1 employs it successfully. That being said I don't recall off the top of my head any situations in Supercars which were a bit iffy as a result and that might have a lot to do with the quality of drivers in the field but in some junior formula it gets pretty sketchy at time.
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It's quite situational. In a situation where there are pit stops occuring, most of the time cars will drive back at full pace to get their stops done and try to reduce the amount of cars behind who aren't stopping from jumping them and vice versa. I see this all the time in many different series as the rules allow it and there's every chance you can either win or lose out if you back off too much.

The problem for me with the rule is sometimes in a serious accident the SC will be deployed and some drivers won't take enough caution in the double yellow waved zones where the incident is leading to some dangerous situations. The solution is quite an easy one and F1 employs it successfully. That being said I don't recall off the top of my head any situations in Supercars which were a bit iffy as a result and that might have a lot to do with the quality of drivers in the field but in some junior formula it gets pretty sketchy at time.

Good response, and thus the reason its not an issue in supercars and pitlane is more dangerous even at 40 kmh
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Old Today, 11:39 (Ref:3817155)   #84
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Good response, and thus the reason its not an issue in supercars and pitlane is more dangerous even at 40 kmh
Who can forget the BJR debacle at Bathurst a few years ago? That was the wake up call the sport should have heeded but didn't.

Incidents under safety car conditions have happened.

I would hate to think that a driver could be trapped in a car on fire without assistance because it is unsafe to enter the circuit because drivers are still driving at ten-tenths.
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