Race stewards ruled that the crash between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg was a racing incident, with no penalty for either driver.
Hamilton and Rosberg crashed into one another on the fourth turn of the opening lap, sparking a mass debate as to whom was responsible for the collision.
In a meeting with FIA officials the German blamed a loss of power in his car, explaining the distinct lack of speed compared to Hamilton attempting to reclaim first place.
Neither driver will face any ramifications after stewards at the Spanish Grand Prix ruled the collision to be a racing incident and Rosberg believes it should be left at that.
“The decision of the ‘stewards’ is the decision of the ‘stewards’ and we should leave it at that,” the F1 World Championship leader said.
One driver who does come away from Barcelona with a penalty is Carlos Sainz of Toro Rosso after leaving the pit lane for the formation lap under the red light, violating article 31.2 of the sporting regulations.