Valtteri Bottas says he was "was not at all to blame" for the crash that caused a red flag during the early stages of the Tuscan Grand Prix.
The incident-packed race was halted on lap nine following a multi-car collision that forced Carlos Sainz Jr, Kevin Magnussen, Antonio Giovinazzi and Nicholas Latifi to retire.
With the safety car already out following a chaotic first lap, Mercedes driver Bottas bunched up the field and was seen to weave slowly down the pit straight.
A number of drivers accelerated and slowed in an attempt to second-guess Bottas, leading to the crash, with Romain Grosjean hitting out at the "f****** stupid" decision making.
However, the 31-year-old insisted he stuck to the rules and instead questioned the safety of the current restart laws.
"We're all allowed to race from the control line, which has been there for a while I think," Bottas said.
"It's just the decision this year has been that [on] the safety car they are putting the lights off quite late so you can only build the gap pretty late on.