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Can’t help but think this is yet another FIA half baked solution ’The rules say slow down and prepare to stop’ type situation.

 

This is easily resolved by waiting, or even as a half measure, introducing the Formula E style race control radio.

”this is race control, there is a recovery vehicle entering the track after the hairpin”

 

Other random thoughts…

Why don’t they mandate extreme wets for grid starts in wet conditions.  If they all have to do it, there is no disadvantage.

Visibility is obviously difficult, why do the rain lights flash rather than be static (perhaps plus another flashing light) especially now that they have lights on the extreme edges of the rear wing

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15 minutes ago, jonathanhoey said:

FIA statement basically blames Gasly for being in the tractor’s way. 


Forgot to include the actual quote:

 

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There’s other onboard footage, also not shown on TV of the entire train of cars passing that recovery truck on the track. Key words in the FIA statement appear to be that Gasly was “driving at high speed”.

 

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4 minutes ago, jonathanhoey said:

There’s other onboard footage, also not shown on TV of the entire train of cars passing that recovery truck on the track. Key words in the FIA statement appear to be that Gasly was “driving at high speed”.


Chandok and DiResta just went through both replays on the sky pad taking the line that Max and the others were going properly slow, Gasly wasn’t.

 

Ted is now correctly pointing out that you need to take a different approach when visibility is so poor

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3 minutes ago, Corranga said:


No, Safety car (which of course essentially higher priority than full course yellow)

 

But that doesn't restrict Gasly's speed in catching up to the pack to the extent it does in the line behind the SC, or does it? I thought they were allowed to catch up at speed after pitting.

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1 minute ago, Blue said:

 

But that doesn't restrict Gasly's speed in catching up to the pack to the extent it does in the line behind the SC, or does it? I thought they were allowed to catch up at speed.


Rules in yellow, double yellow, VSC, safety car and red flag all state:
 

“Slow down and be prepared to stop”

 

which is the line the FIA are towing.  The problem is it’s a race, and other things can go wrong.  More can be done.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, the FIA rely on it way too much when considering humans piloting 200mph machines.

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Hopefully something good comes out of this, where thankfully no-one was hurt. Di Resta makes a good point that drivers don't respect yellows as they should. I've long thought this slight lift for single yellows is ridiculous

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Stuff that should happen:

- Earlier race starts places where it’ll get dark

- Sticking cars out on extreme wets to better allow judgement of track conditions 

- Brighter lights on recovery vehicles

- Better communications between race control and drivers

- Not racing in places where it rains heavily during a rainy season


 

What will happen:

- Gasly gets a penalty / reprimanded 

 

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10 minutes ago, Blue said:

If they have to refund the fans they probably will restart for a symbolic few laps at least.


Well called 😂

 

 

Race director:

Race will resume in 10 minutes.

 

TV director:

Quick, show the rivers all over the track on the live shots.

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