He's gaining unfair positions no matter how you look at it. 20 car wreck happens in front, everyone is slowing down trying to avoid it. That driver flips his switch and drives flat out through, then flips the switch back and has just passed the whole field as the caution has come out and has to worry nothing about damage or (if anyone cares) incident points. It's also free iRating (since others crashed and you did not), and free points if it is in a big championship (like that video was of DWC).
It's changing something outside the game, and physically for that matter. Could fall under cheating for sure. Not any less of a cheat, if anything it is more useful than a speedhack, as a speedhack is easily noticable.
He's not gaining any positions. You've just fabricated some kind of worse case scenario that never happened. He was running near the front & used it to avoid one car, he didnt gain any positions & he saved the rest of the field from a race ending wreck. The only person he passed was the guy who had already lost it. Effectively his lag switch had a positive result on the race so calling him out as a "cheat" is not right.
I understand what he's saying, but you guys are right, it's an advantage over OTHER drivers, whatever situation, he's still using something that isn't part of the game. Well, the disappearing thing IS a problem in the game so I guess he's stretching poor coding of the game that already exists.
Getting into wrecks is part of racing. It is clearly an "unfair competitive
advantage" if you can avoid wrecks on the track completely just by pressing a button.
And if momentary disconnection is allowed then what all is allowed to be done with the signal? Alter the signal just slightly so your car jumps forward so you always win situations where you cross the s/f line abreast with someone. Or avoid speeding in the pits by using that momentary disconnect button.
Or just figure out the competitors internet address and DoS his connection by sending him bucketloads of pictures of chihuahuas.