Paul di Resta admitted he was "probably too ambitious" after crashing during second practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.
The Force India driver lost control of his car at the start of the session when he put his right-hand wheels on the dirt approaching the Spoon curve. His car spun and hit the barriers.
Di Resta was unable to return to action in the session and failed to set a time.
The Scot was sorry about his crash, but is still hopeful the lack of track time will not hurt his chances during the weekend.
"The morning session was straightforward and the balance was good straight after lunch with the changes we had made to the car," said di Resta.
"Unfortunately I made a mistake quite early on and was probably a bit too ambitious.
"I found myself with my two right side wheels on the grass and lost grip on the loose dirt.
"It's a shame it had to happen so early in the session and it creates extra work for the guys tonight.
"You have to be on the edge to feel what the car is doing and sometimes these things happen, but hopefully it won't cost us too much for the rest of the weekend."