Romain Grosjean and Carlos Sainz have escaped penalty from their collision during the British Grand Prix.

The pair collided at Copse corner that led to both cars suffering terminal damage and caused a second safety car period.

With Sainz slightly ahead of Grosjean on the outside line, Grosjean’s Haas understeered into the side of the Renault launching it into a high-speed spin and both cars ending up in the tyre barrier.

The stewards decided no further action was required, with the drivers declaring it a racing incident.

Sainz was upset but was philosophical that it was a racing incident. “I am disappointed because the toughest thing of it all was to make our way to the points today. It is a shame what happened afterwards, but I believe that I did a good race. We have to move on.

“My race ended with a crash at Copse. I took the outside line going through Turn 9 and, judging from what I see in the onboard footage, Grosjean lost his car and touched me. These incidents can happen in a race”.

It has been a difficult season for Grosjean, with the only points scoring finish last weekend in Austria to his name. For Sainz, it sees the Spaniard fail to record points for the second race in succession.