Toyota driver Jarno Trulli was critical of French rookie Sebastien Bourdais after the pair collided at the first corner of the Chinese Grand Prix.
The Italian pitted for a new nosecone at the end of the first lap, but was forced to retire from the race a lap later with significant damage to his right sidepod.
It was the second time this season the pair had come to blows at the first corner - they also crashed at Spa on the first lap - and Trulli suggested Bourdais should consider his approach to GP starts.
"This guy has to cool down a little bit and make up his mind because at the start he doesn't know what he wants to do," Trulli told UK broadcaster ITV.
"I was side-by-side with Sebastian Vettel, obviously he was on the inside, so I had to give up. And then I had a hit on the rear-right and they told me it was Bourdais."
"My car was damaged pretty bad and I had to retire."