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Bahrain GP: No action over Sebastian Vettel/Sergio Perez collision

Formula 1 stewards have not taken any action against either Sebastian Vettel or Sergio Perez for the pair's collision during free practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix

Vettel clipped the rear of Perez's Force India at the first corner late in the second free practice session, suffering front wing damage to his Ferrari that led to a brief red flag to allow the debris to be cleared.

The incident happened while Perez was passing Felip Nasr's Sauber at the same time as Vettel's Ferrari was looking up the inside of both, with stewards deeming that neither driver was to blame enough to justify a penalty.

"No further action is warranted," read a statement from the four-person stewards' panel, which includes former grand prix driver Mika Salo.

"As no driver was determined to be wholly or predominantly to blame, the stewards decide that no further action should be taken."

Perez revealed that Vettel said he had braking problems, but accepted that he could also have left more room.

"It was just a practice incident, nothing more to add," Perez told AUTOSPORT.

"Seb came to apologise, nothing more than that.

"I did see him. He had some brake issues so he couldn't slow down enough.

"On the other hand, I could have given a little bit more room, but I was fighting with the Sauber."

Although Vettel gesticulated from the cockpit after the incident, suggesting he was unhappy, he was relaxed about the contact following the session.

"I came out of the garage and had a problem," said Vettel

"I hit the brakes but suddenly there was a blow and I couldn't brake properly.

"Of course I'm sorry, but I couldn't do anything else.

"It's a shame to lose out and lose some track time, but nonetheless it was a good day for us."

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