“If I was at the back of the grid, I might decide it’s not worth the risk because it’s bloody dangerous out there.
“If I wanted to score points for the team and for myself, I might think I wanted to go ahead. People make their own minds up, and it is not Afghanistan.
“We have raced in worse conditions than that and not called off the race.”
F1 bosses are set to meet with the FIA and team chiefs for talks, with a view to changing the rules so such a scenario does not arise again.
The sport’s chief executive Stefano Domenicali also has concerns about how the situation was dealt with, and is keen to meet with all relevant parties to consider such changes.