Williams driver Felipe Massa criticised Force India’s Sergio Perez for his part in a spectacular crash involving the pair at Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.
Mexican Perez, 24, was given a five-place grid penalty for the Austrian GP on 22 June for the incident that led to both drivers being taken to hospital. But Brazilian Massa, 33, felt the punishment should have been tougher.
“It was dangerous and we could have had a very serious accident, so for me the penalty is not enough,” Massa said.
“I spoke to him at the medical centre. I was so disappointed with him. I said he needs to learn. “It’s not the first time he turned into somebody under braking. He has done this many times, but he didn’t say anything. He just turned and left.”
The incident came on the final lap at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, as Massa and Perez fought over fourth place behind debut race winner Daniel Ricciardo in his Red Bull.
After sustaining impacts of 27G, both drivers were assessed at the track medical centre and then airlifted to hospital before they were released after precautionary checks.