When a formula one car goes off and in to a gravel trap, a driver can be able to continue or get beached. I know you might ask me; what is getting beached in F1?
These cars are usually very low
If they go to the gravel and the wheels ‘sink’ on the gravel, the car’s weight will be sustained by its floor, not by the wheels. Then it cannot leave the gravel anymore.
The gravel is primarily to stop the F1 cars from hitting a wall, by design it is difficult to move in.
It’s static vs kinetic friction force once you lose forward momentum.
If you can manage to maintain some forward movement, you should be bale to drive out.
However, if you are unable and spin the wheels, the car then gets beached on the gravel.
Basically it means you sink into the gravel or the sand and cannot move the car forward.