The demand for the safety car is over-rated. I don’t understand why driving around at half speed is so critical to a game where the whole point is to go faster
I’d rather follow a safety car for a lap or two, and feel like I’m playing a game as close to the real thing as possible (where there are safety cars!) than be meters behind a car I am about to overtake before a yellow flag is waved for TWO SECONDS slowing the car in front down, so I accidentally overtake – resulting in a drive through penalty and a green flag appears again.
Also, the introduction of the safety car implies that cars will actually crash, have failures and the CPUs will make errors. Which, although this season hasn’t had much of those things, I felt the 2010 game lacked in this. Especially considering the amount of engine failures last year.