Karun Chandhok has expressed his disappointment with Toro Rosso's Jaime Alguersuari after contact between the two forced the HRT driver out of the Spanish Grand Prix.
Chandhok suffered front-end damage when Alguersuari chopped across his car as he lapped the Indian. While he had his front wing replaced, he retired on his first lap out of the pits with suspension damage.
"I'm very disappointed, it's a real shame what happened with Jaime," said Chandhok. "I stayed out of his way, kept the car completely straight and he just turned left into me.
"In the end, although we changed the front wing, the damage to the right-front suspension was too much and I had to stop."
Alguersuari, who got a drive-through penalty for the incident, argued that the incident was simply a part of racing with more slower cars on the grid this year.
"Mistakes are part of racing," said the Spaniard. "The backmarkers were very tough to overtake ,as they don't move out of the way that much and they are really slow."
Despite the disappointment, Chandhok added that he had been enjoying a reasonable run in HRT's home race up to that point.
"I was really pleased with my race until then," he said. "I had a good first lap and was trying to be sensible with the option tires and get them to last. My pace relative to the other new cars was good and I was pulling away from [Lucas] di Grassi quite comfortably."