The thing is, the FIA are changing their minds now – Monza’s accepted track run-off at Ascari was stopped last year, and now here they can run as wide as they like, even when it’s on the inside of a corner. Seeing how far ahead Vettel is, and the amounts of downforce produced by the Red Bull, I’m sure he can be full throttle and straight wheeled over the astroturf. That car is on rails!
If Whiting shows us tomorrow the lap-time delta starts going backwards (i.e. speed loss from the increased friction outweighs the straight lining) when all 4 wheels are on astroturf/kerb then I will believe him, sadly I fear this will not be the case. But surely it must be, if they have come out with this “they are not gaining an advantage” line.