It comes down to that first rule of "race on the track". A driver that cuts off the circuit either deliberately or due to a failure of their skill or car should not benefit (or fail to lose a benefit). In the old days there would have been a gravel trap that would have penalised the driver. They were removed for safety reasons, and to allow a driver to continue in the race despite making a mistake. We shouldn't be in a position where a driver can leave the track, cut a corner, and still keep a place they would otherwise lose if they'd followed the track as everyone else has to. That's actually against racing fairly, and removes the penalty that keeps drivers on the track. Those penalties were only introduced when gravel traps were removed, and I'm sure that drivers don't want gravel traps coming back instead.