No further action over Vettel/Perez contact

By on Friday, April 17, 2015
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Stewards at the Bahrain Grand Prix have deemed that no further action is necessary after Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Perez made contact during second practice at the circuit.

Vettel exited the pit lane with around 10 minutes of the session remaining but despite backing off he made contact with Force India rival Perez at Turn 1.

Perez's car was undamaged in the contact but Vettel lost part of the front wing from his Ferrari, with the session briefly halted to allow marshals to recover debris.

Stewards decided that no driver was wholly to blame and therefore no further action was required.

"I was trying to overtake [Felipe] Nasr and, when I got to the apex of Turn 1, the gap I had on Sebastian was gone, as he had a car problem, and he made light contact with my right rear," said Perez.

"After the session he came to see me and said he had an issue with the brakes. It was an unfortunate incident but nothing more than that."

Vettel's Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was reprimanded for leaving the pit lane in an unsafe manner after the session was restarted.

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