Fernando Alonso believes that drivers must take their share of responsibility for avoiding future collisions rather than just relying on the FIA to clamp down on bad driving.
The Spaniard was involved in the Belgian Grand Prix start crash that took out a number of cars and was triggered when Romain Grosjean moved across on Lewis Hamilton on the run to La Source. Alonso insists he is not angry about what happened, since Grosjean did not deliberately drive into Hamilton, but he thinks that it has highlighted the need for more sensible behavior out on track.
"I think they had a battle and they are two aggressive drivers on the start," he said of the incident. "This time it was us in the wrong place at the wrong moment, and we were hit. But it is also true that in 12 races, Romain has had seven crashes at the start."
Alonso believes that drivers cannot simply hope that the FIA steps in every time there is trouble, and instead says those in the cockpit have to change their ways.
"This was a weekend where we saw many accidents in GP2 and GP3, and now in F1. It is up to us, the drivers, to have common sense and respect for the others."
Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali believes that driving standards need to be tightened up below F1 so that drivers arrive in grand prix racing better prepared. Alonso believes the FIA could to rethink its approach to eradicate bad driving.
"I think there is an opportunity," he said. "It is true that we have seen some repeat accidents from the same people, and maybe a different approach from the federation could be the solution. But it is not always that you need to take a different approach because Formula 1 with speed, time and distance, it is difficult to combine these three elements.
"And sometimes things that look spectacular on TV are not so easy to avoid for real. But I am sure they will do a good job and take care of all the details."