Having got home from the hospital I put race three on the TV, and it was off after one lap. It was just embarrassing – the driving standards at Donington were just appalling.
It’ll be easy for everyone to think that I’m complaining because I had a bad day, but take my crash out of the equation: it was still an awful weekend in terms of driving standards.
I’m not talking about rubbing. If I get rubbed out of the way then, yeah, I’ll be a little bit annoyed, but I’ll give as good as I get – I’ve done this championship for 12 years and I know how to play the game. I’m talking about the big crashes, the big punts out the way that we saw all too much of at Donington Park.
We were given a big bulletin about driving standards at Brands Hatch, where if the car behind is not at the B-pillar, then the car in front has the right of way. I gave room but got hit at the right rear, well behind the B-pillar, and it was deemed a ‘racing incident’. BMW wanted to appeal and I went along with that, but it doesn’t help with the repairs I have to fund, and it certainly doesn’t make me feel any better after the crash.