Fernando Alonso believes F1 needs to look at changing the rules in qualifying for drivers who crash and cause a red flag.
There were two red flags in Q1 at the Azerbaijan GP whilst Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda brought Q2 and Q3 to a premature end after they crashed at Turn 3. Alonso feels that their accidents alone is not a harsh enough punishment.
"It was difficult to get into the rhythm in qualifying with the red flags," Alonso told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "I know that it's the same for everybody.
"Sometimes we have an accident, and we benefit by changing the car and starting on Sunday. After Monaco and Baku, it feels strange that people are doing mistakes but not paying any price."
Alonso revealed that discussions were held after Monaco when Charles Leclerc crashed in Q3 but kept his pole position, albeit the Ferrari driver failed to start the race 24 hours later. He thinks that Baku's qualifying session will lead to more talks about potential rule changes.
"There are four or five drivers that they made a mistake today and there is no price to pay tomorrow," said Alonso. "That's a little bit unfair for the other people that did not make a mistake.
"Sometimes we benefit from but we need to think how to improve it because I think we did not enjoy qualifying today from inside the cars and also maybe the outside.
"You're always hoping to see the real battle on the last couple of new sets of tyres in Q3, when the gloves are off, and you want to see that. There will for sure be some talks."