Mark Webber has branded this season’s Safety Car rules a joke. Webber believes that Piquet’s podium place at Hockenheim was sheer luck, mainly thanks to the Safety Car rules.
“The safety car threw up a bizarre result and I think the rules are a joke,” Webber explained in his BBC column.
“I was happy for Renault’s Nelson Piquet that he finished second, given the start to the season he has had, but F1 is more professional and better than the rules we have for the safety car at the moment.
“It looks very amateurish when the guy who nearly wins the race starts 17th and only overtakes one car, Kazuki Nakajima’s Williams, because he spun. For me, that is not what Formula One is all about.
“Nelson would be the first to agree that it was not a fully deserved second place. None of the drivers like the current system – we don’t like to get flukey results.
“The teams and the FIA are trying to find a better way with the safety car but they are making heavy weather of it.”