Mark Webber refused to blame Heikki Kovalainen for his massive accident during the European Grand Prix on Sunday.
The Red Bull driver crashed into the back of Kovalainen as he attempted to overtake the Lotus following his pitstop.
Webber's car clipped the Lotus's right rear tyre and took off at high speed, before rolling and slamming into the tyre barriers.
The Australian, unhurt despite the massive impact, said it was hard to apportion blame.
"Well, it always takes two to tango, doesn't it? There's two of us in this incident," Webber told the BBC.
"I've driven slow cars - I've been at the back - and obviously when someone comes up with those kind of closing distances to be down the inside, bouncing off the limiter and carrying on like it is going to ...
"I mean how long is that [staying ahead] going to last for? It's going to last another 15 seconds so is it worth it?"
He added: "I was looking for the best tow to get the job done and pass him and he was playing quite hard as well down the inside, blocking all of a sudden very aggressively.
"In the end the thing that surprised me was how early he braked, that's the thing which caught me out. It didn't matter where I was or how close to the tow, I still had everything under control."
Webber said he was surprised by how early Kovalainen needed to brake with his car.
"It was a nasty incident. Clearly I was surprised by what was happening on the run down to that corner. To start with I thought 'OK, he's releasing me' - letting me go - because obviously the pace difference is massive and then he [Kovalainen] started closing the door and he's having these small movements and I thought 'where's he going?'
"Yeah, he braked, or lifted or whatever, and it turns out it's about 80 metres before I braked for the previous lap so I mean it's a different category to what had happened the previous few laps."