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No action re Grosjean / de la Rosa clash

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24/11/2012

Following an investigation, race stewards at Interlagos have decided not to take any further action following the incident in Q1 involving Romain Grosjean and Pedro de la Rosa.

In the final moments of Q1, the two touched when the Spaniard stayed on the racing line coming onto the pit straight. Grosjean, who had wrongly assumed the HRT driver had seen him and would keep to the right his the rear of the Spaniard's car damaging his nose and de la Rosa's suspension in the process.

Having received a report from the Race Director, and having heard from both drivers and their team representatives, as well as examining video evidence, the stewards opted not to take any further action.

"The driver of car 22 (de la Rosa) felt that he was following his normal line, was aware that car 10 (Grosjean) was behind him and was aware of the speed delta," they said in a statement. "The driver of car 10 believed he had been seen by the driver of car 22 and that car 22 was moving aside to the right to allow him through.

"Accordingly the Stewards consider this a driving incident due to the nature of the track but have advised the drivers, and the drivers agree, that this could have resulted in a very serious outcome."

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