Gary Anderson: F1 standing restarts are a mistake
AUTOSPORT's technical expert GARY ANDERSON argues that, contrary to what the FIA thinks, having standing restarts after safety car periods in F1 is both unnecessary and more dangerous
In Formula 1 next season, the intention is that after a safety car period, we are going to have a full standing restart.
The FIA has said that it doesn't consider grid starts to be any more dangerous than what happens now with the cars getting back underway in single file behind the safety car. But I believe they need to look at the starts of the recent British and German Grands Prix for evidence that this is not so.
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