Daniel Ricciardo narrowly avoided the barriers on day two of testing in Barcelona as Renault investigated a rear wing issue.
The Australian managed to nurse his car back to the pits after going off into the gravel at turn one.
The top element of his rear wing came off during the incident which meant he could only post 28 laps over the course of the morning session.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Ricciardo said: “I couldn’t see in the mirror, so I couldn’t see at the time but I thought maybe the (DRS) flap stayed open.
I went pretty quick into the barriers, but this is what testing is for, we can learn from our mistakes.
“We’re not up to standard for Melbourne yet, but it all feels pretty good for now. That run this morning was encouraging, and it felt better after a long run out this morning.
Even though it’s cold here, the tyres are getting a good run out, but the car is encouraging at this stage.
“Ferrari have come out strong and the same over the last few seasons, but performance reliability at the minute they seem to be creating a statement.”How Natural Herbal Remedy Killed Stubborn Staphylococcus, Ecoli And Aureus And Other Infections