Originally Posted by Dragon
If they can drive around forever behind the safety car without any problems that means they can race. They just have to respect the conditions. You don't see a bunch of drivers flying off the track when they are lapping behind the safety car, so why should it be any different?
Well in fairness, it's not approaching the limit.
And frankly, who cares if they fly off? They're well paid, and so I suppose in millennial world that means you don't take any risk and hide behind the skirts of safety at the hint of danger?
What happened to Bianchi is what happens when you race cars. Unless you accept that occasional eventuality then you might as well run the entire race behind the safety car.
There's prevention, and there's the show. In the 80s a guy would break down and park the car on the side of the track (out of the way), and there it would stay until the end. No real risk. Now? Fuck, we on the border of having to red flag the race to move the car.