Originally Posted by jacobite
Bad call to start under safety car and the first 6 laps wasted ... joke, waiting after the rain till a dry line another joke by the time the safety car went in it was time for inters.
was a shame for a few drivers, Nick, Di Rista (sp) Kobiashi 2nd and finished way down 7th or 8th, all in all a fantastic race.
Yeah it was definitely a joke to start that race under the safety car. Yes they're trying to do what's best for the drivers, but we've all seen a ton of races start normally in much worse conditions. The only reason other than "visibility" for the SC start is how crazy the Canada first corner can be at a race start sometimes, and it was pretty wet so maybe they just didn't want a first corner incident at all.
It was a shame for Kobayashi to not capitalise on his 2nd place start, but to be honest he just wasn't in a fast enough car to hold off the others on that track; maybe he could've at Monaco or Catalunya but not there.