I’m talking about the safety car rules in 2007 and 2008, where they weren’t allowed to pit when the SC came out, at least not for first few laps. The main problem was that some drivers’ strategies included a pit stop at the time the safety car appeared, so they had to pit and get a penalty (Heidfeld in Spain 2008). With re-fueling gone, that’s no longer a problem. And there wouldn’t be problems like in Valencia, with Ferraris losing a lot with that.
But the problem is still the strategy. If someone would pit one lap before the safety car, he’d get a big advantage by that, as he’d take the lead. And there could be manipulated races, the same way as Alonso/Piquet in Singapore 2008.
So, what do you think?