Stewards have opted to take no further action over the high-speed collision between Valtteri Bottas and George Russell at Formula 1’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
The duo were scrapping over ninth position at Imola when they made contact through the left-hand kink at Turn 1.
The pair violently made contact with the barriers, before coming to a halt in the run-off at Tamburello, with the race halted while the wreckages were removed.
Stewards deemed that Russell “approached Bottas to pass after the front straight a few laps after the restart when DRS had recently been enabled.
“Bottas maintained his line throughout the incident along the right-hand side of the dry line, leaving at least a full car’s width to the right at all times.
“Russell approached with a significant speed advantage. He moved to pass on the right. As the cars approached the kink of Turn 1, the gap between them and the right-hand side of the track decreased.
“At no time did either car manoeuvre erratically.
“The track appeared to be not especially wet through Turn 1 but at the point of closest approach to the right hand side of the track, the right hand side tyres of Russell hit an especially damp patch and the car snap yawed, bearing in mind that the car had low downforce in the rear with DRS open.”