Belgian GP: Ferrari wants driving standards tightened after Spa start crash

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali believes the Belgian Grand Prix start accident should spur action on driving standards throughout the Formula 1 feeder series

Belgian GP: Ferrari wants driving standards tightened after Spa start crash

World championship contenders Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton were taken out when reigning GP2 champion Romain Grosjean caused a dramatic crash on the run to La Source on lap one at Spa. The Saubers, which had been the sensations of qualifying, were also caught up in the incident.

The stewards subsequently gave Grosjean a one-race ban for causing the crash.

Domenicali believes further action should be taken to improve driving standards in F1's feeder series.

"In my view, the most important thing is looking at the behaviour of drivers," he said.

"It has to start in the championships before Formula 1.

"You see it too often in the other series that drivers are very aggressive and try to do something almost over what it is possible to do, so it is important to be very strict since they start racing and then they will arrive in F1 in a better condition for that."

He said Grosjean had to shoulder full responsibility for the Spa accident.

Grosjean's Lotus flew over the top of Alonso's Ferrari as the crash unfolded.

"For sure it was not the fault of Fernando - that is the basic point!" said Domenicali.

"I have to say after what happened I am pleased and happy that nothing happened to him.

"Having a car flying almost over his head could be really dangerous.

"Specifically on that point, for sure I believe that all was caused by the move of Grosjean."

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