Stewards Clear Piquet, Carroll

Stewards called both Nelson Piquet Jr and Adam Carroll up to discuss their last lap collision before declaring the matter a racing incident

Stewards Clear Piquet, Carroll

Carroll seemed to have done enough to hold Piquet off in the late stages of race two in Barcelona today, but on the last lap Piquet ran inside of the Ulsterman in an overly optimistic move - when Carroll turned to take the corner Piquet was there and Carroll found himself spinning.

Piquet claimed second spot, and his first podium in the series, as a result of the move, while Carroll limped home in sixth place. The pair are close friends off track despite a strong rivalry last year in British Formula Three, and Piquet apologised immediately for the incident after the race.

The stewards spoke to both drivers separately ahead of a combined meeting. A tight-lipped Piquet later noted: "The stewards said it was just a racing incident."

Carroll was very discontented after the meeting, stating: "I'm not very happy, no. They didn't have the usual guy there - they had a touring car guy, and they bang wheels all the time, but you can't do that in open wheel racing.

"It's a bit bullshit but what can I do?"

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