Kamui Kobayashi has called for a rethink about nose designs in Formula 1 following his Australian Grand Prix crash with Felipe Massa.
The Caterham driver suffered a rear brake failure at the first corner in Melbourne, and ploughed in to the back of Massa's Williams.
Images of the crash showed that Kobayashi's car had submarined under the rear of the Williams briefly - confirming fears expressed by Adrian Newey earlier this year about a consequence of the new 2014 low noses in rear impacts.
Having reviewed what happened, Kobayashi thinks the situation needs further examination by the FIA.
"It was quite a serious problem, and it can be quite dangerous for the driver," said Kobayashi, who was uninjured in the accident.
"I think I was lucky that I did not hurt myself, because if it happened in Monza, it could be dangerous.
"The speed at the first corner is not so high [at Albert Park]. When I saw the pictures after that, it can be quite scary stuff."
Kobayashi thinks his lucky escape from having his nose go under Massa's car should be reason enough for the FIA to look into the situation for next year.
"We need to be serious about what happened, as we went to a different nose for safety reasons," he said.
"If it's dangerous going with the different front nose, then I think we need to talk again about what we need to do for the regulations."