Felipe Massa has called for changes to the kerbing at turns eight and nine after he suffered suspension failure when he hit the kerb at full-speed.
“I came into turn eight and went over the kerb and the front right suspension gave way in the impact with the raised orange part, which in my opinion is too high at this point,” explained Massa.
“It’s a very fast corner, taken at around 215 km/h and it could be arranged differently. These are details that need improving for next year.”
However, both Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel weren’t in agreement, with the former praising the kerbs in India.
“I think they’re the best kerbs we’ve had, the actual kerb itself, not necessarily the bollard at the bump at the back but again, the orange parts are a lot shallower – not as high or steep as at some of the other circuits,” said Hamilton.
“They’ve done a great job with them. You can ride the rest of the kerb and they’re quite wide. Normally, you can lose a bit of time on them but I think they’re great.”
Vettel, who starts on pole for Sunday’s race, says the incident was most likely caused by Massa pushing too hard to get the best possible lap time.
“I can’t think of any particularly danger area. It’s the first incident in that style – linked to a kerb – that we’ve seen this weekend,” added the Red Bull driver.
“I haven’t seen it but I think it’s probably more down to the fact that in qualifying you try maybe a little bit harder, maybe a little bit extra and try to go on the limit, also in terms of how much kerb you take.”