Logan Sargeant has hit out at the behaviour of several of his rivals during qualifying sessions, after he was left stranded at the back of the grid during the sprint shootout at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
As has often been the case in recent races, drivers were jostling for position during their out laps, particularly through the long pit-lane exit at Interlagos.
During sprint qualifying in Brazil, Esteban Ocon suffered a shunt into the barriers, after losing control of his car whilst attempting to overtake Fernando Alonso who, unlike Ocon, was not on a flying lap.
Now, Sargeant has blamed his rivals' 'games' for nasty incidents like the one Ocon suffered, after he himself felt like he was impeded by one of the Haas cars.
"People are just playing games," he told Sky Sports F1 after being eliminated in SQ1.
"Just leaving it really on the limit, moving out of the way last second. Even on flying laps and people are on out laps, just leaving you just a car width which isn't ideal. It's frustrating."
"I think we struggled with our overheating today for sure but I was eight-tenths on that lap going into turn eight when I got the traffic, so it was a good lap until that point," he continued.
"I think the pace has been strong all weekend but not a lot to show for it yet.
"To be honest it just turns into a test session for us. You keep the car clean, make sure we have everything we need going into tomorrow, just find a good place. Start working on my tools, see what I can use to help. Just one of those days."
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.