George Russell fears there will be a crash between cars during qualifying at future events after drivers once more impeded each other at the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday.
At the end of Q1, a number of drivers including Russell failed to improve on their fastest lap times due to being grouped together with a number of fellow competitors.
With the slipstream being so powerful around Monza, drivers were eager to reap the benefits of the tow in qualifying and advance further forward.
However, Russell was eliminated in Q1 after he was caught up in the mix with other drivers and says a crash is inevitable if a solution is not found.
“It’s ridiculous. I don’t know what’s going on to be honest, why everybody sends their cars all at the exact same time, it’s inevitable what’s going to happen,” Russell said.
“There is going to be a crash. People are trying to overtake, defend, people are going slow ahead to try and mess it up for everybody behind.
“It was just ridiculous. [I’m] a bit frustrated because we need to be the ones capitalising on these stupid errors by everybody but we were just caught up in the middle. Q2 was definitely possible with everything that went on.”
Earlier this weekend, the FIA imposed a minimum lap time in order to stop drivers from going too slowly, however Russell believes it made the situation worse.
“It’s very circuit specific because everyone is looking for that slipstream,” he commented. “What they’ll do, I don’t really know.
“They put a minimum time we could drive on the out laps, but that probably made it worse as everyone was worried about exceeding that.
“You went into the last corner, it was like we had an Indy 500 restart on our hands. I don’t know, just frustrating.”