Safety Car Procedures
At Cadwell, in 2 of the 3 briefings (I attended all three), the
clerk gave a particularly good explanation of why it was in everyone’s
interests for competitors to close right up to the ‘crocodile’
if a safety car came out. "Reduce speed but all bunch up quickly",
Safety Car does not mean slow right down and have a Sunday afternoon
drive around the track, it is the same as yellow flags – CAUTION,
reduce your speed appropriately, no overtaking. One of the drivers described
the required pace to me as "briskly but safely".
The MSA Blue Book section on safety cars can be found here here section Q4.9 and Q Appendix 2.
Comment re Classic/1800/DTec Restart
I thought the decision to re-start under safety car after one of these
red flags was very good. There were 4 mins left on the clock and the decision
was taken to start the clock as soon as the first car, at racing speed,
crossed the line after the safety car lead the formation lap... so we
got the full 4 mins at racing speed.
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BMW 4 series or Porsche 911 is often the safety car of choice for many organisers. Quick and drivable are essentials.
SC leads the train into the Mountain past James Williams' stricken Renault