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Drivers need to calm down - Rosberg

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Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button were both taken out by Kamui Kobayashi on lap 1 © Press Association
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Nico Rosberg says a number of drivers need to calm down at the start of races after being taken out on the opening lap of the Korean Grand Prix.

Rosberg was part of the incident caused by Kamui Kobayashi on the run down to turn three in Korea, with Kobayashi bouncing between Rosberg and Jenson Button under braking, taking both out of the race. Having also been taken out at the second corner by Bruno Senna in Japan, Rosberg said there are some drivers taking too many risks on the opening lap.

"All in all, two weeks - including Japan and here - that has just been really, really poor," Rosberg said on his video blog. "Terrible to go out on the first lap both times; there's a bunch of drivers that are just pushing too much, just taking too many risks and need to calm down a bit I think."

Button was more vocal following the race and having already criticised Kobayashi's driving standards he later labelled him "Kobacrashi".

"It is pretty poor driving," Button is quoted by The Sun. "The race is not two corners long and some people need to learn that. Whether they will ever learn we will have to see. After the race, Kobacrashi, sorry Kobayashi, said on Twitter that he was sorry he caused the incident, which was nice."

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