I haven't been playing this game for a long time, really unhappy with it. Last week I've started a new career after the Gasly/Albon swap and the fix of the driver transfers. In 4 races I had 2 safety cars. Also I've restarted one of those races, the same AI driver retired and the safety car came out again, made me feel it's scripted.
And it also feels like a gimmick. An AI car goes of the track, the safety car comes out for around 3 laps, the AI car vanishes and that's it... I hope that in next gen consoles, with more firepower, they simulate marshals taking the cars of the track, at least it will feel like there is a need for a safety car.