Those who follow my lj would be aware of my feelings towards the safety car in V8 racing - ie it takes all the fun out of it! For the spectators, at any rate. But regardless of my opinion, if it's going to be used at all it should be used consistently. So why were Mark Skaife and Marcos Ambrose both left bogged on the infield at Winton today, for about 20 laps? Ambrose eventually extricated his car after letting the air out of the rear tyres for better grip. Skaife had to wait until the powers-that-be decided that maybe he really had a problem. Many, many laps later.