Re: So many mistakes in the article
1) No, Vettel was in front, but not "leading" as he had yet to make his pit stop. It was that distinction that threw me, as I didn't see it in the highlights and no writers mentioned it. Maybe it was TOO obvious to a real F1 fan ;-)
2-7) Yep, even I got that. Though the 20-25s lost while pitting doesn't actually change under a VSC, the impact relative to other cars is less.
I think the VSC is better than a real safety car, where any gap you've built up gets wiped out. VSC does need additional refinement, but this scenario where a VSC happened at just the right/wrong time, was pretty unlikely anyway. And to be fair to Ferrari, they've always been brilliant on tactics.