Michael Schumacher has been given a reprimand for having impeded Rubens Barrichello during qualifying for the Korean Grand Prix.
Schumacher impeded Barrichello during Turns 10 and 14 of the second qualifying segment and both drivers were summoned by the stewards after the session. Barrichello had been critical of Schumacher, saying he was sad about the situation.
"He just came to apologize in a way that the team didn't tell him [I was there], but I was on a fast lap and you know you have mirrors and you have everything and you cannot count on everything from the team," he told Britain's BBC TV. "I am a little bit sad about the situation because it is only luck that I passed on to Q3, because he really slowed me down."
The Mercedes driver escaped a penalty, but was given a reprimand.
"The stewards note that irrespective of the team's opinion that car 9 [Barrichello] was not on a 'fast lap', it is ultimately the driver's responsibility to be conscious of closing cars via the use of mirrors and blue flags/lights," said the stewards in a statement.
Teammate Nico Rosberg also escaped a penalty, having been under investigation for having impeded Fernando Alonso during final practice. No action was taken on Robert Kubica either, the pole investigated for having slowed down Adrian Sutil.