The Ferrari driver believes a solution needs to be found for the slow speeds under Safety Car.
Carlos Sainz is calling for a solution to the slow speeds under Safety Car in Formula 1 races, following the difficult conditions experienced during the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Drivers were sliding around during the race’s early stages as they tried to warm up their tires, which was made worse by the Virtual Safety Car. Lando Norris had a major crash shortly after the race restarted, which brought out the full Safety Car. Sainz described the restart at Turn 1 as driving on ice and emphasized the need to make the Safety Car faster in certain scenarios. The current Safety Cars in use are the fastest F1 has ever had, but drivers are still struggling to generate enough heat in their brakes, especially on long straights like in Las Vegas. Sainz mentioned the shock of the conditions on Lap 1 and how all drivers had difficulty with it.