Jaime Alguersuari blamed Bruno Senna for costing him a points finish at the Belgian Grand Prix.
The Renault driver braked too late for La Source on the opening lap, careering into the side of Alguersuari and pushing him into Fernando Alonso's Ferrari in an incident that broke the front-left suspension of the Toro Rosso. Afterward the Spaniard, who had started from a career-best sixth position, said he felt that a points finish would have been easily achievable.
"I don't want to speak badly about any other driver as it's not my style, but I think the situation was quite clear to everyone," Alguersuari said. "Going into the hairpin after the start, I was in the middle with [Bruno] Senna on my inside and Fernando [Alonso] on my outside and Senna completely missed his braking point and hit me which pushed me into the path of the Ferrari."
Alguersuari believes that the progress made by Toro Rosso in recent races has made points finishes a reasonable target to aim for over the next few grands prix.
"There are many positive things we can take out of this weekend, as we clearly had a car capable of scoring many points today, which is a tribute to all the hard work of the team," he added. "I feel sorry for the guys, because starting sixth on the grid is not an everyday occurrence for us. Now I am looking forward to the next race in Monza, as I see no reason why we cannot be competitive there and score more points."
Alguersuari's teammate Sebastien Buemi was another driver left frustrated by the actions of others and slammed Sergio Perez for running into the back of him during the first half of the race and breaking his rear wing.
"[Sergio] Perez tried to pass me and simply drove into the back of me, which completed destroyed my rear wing and I had no option but to bring the car back to the pits to retire," the Swiss driver said. "I really can't understand what he was doing, as I was clearly ahead of him: it was as though he forgot to brake."