Nico Rosberg has escaped with a slap on the wrist from the FIA stewards after appearing to impede another driver during the second practice session in Bahrain on Friday.

The German appeared to be caught unawares by the fast-approaching Sergio Perez during the floodlit second session at BIC, and caused the Force India driver to have to jink to his right after drifting across the circuit.

While Perez wasn't put into an overly dangerous position by the incident, the stewards decided that it was enough to warrant an investigation after the session, but subsequently issued Rosberg with a reprimand rather than imposing a potential grid penalty on the Mercedes driver.

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"Today was a good day of testing for us," the championship leader commented, skirting the issue, "It seems that we are quick in terms of outright pace and I also had a good long run in the second session, so I'm quite confident about the weekend ahead.

"Driving in the evening is very different, as the track temperatures are much lower than during all the test sessions we've had so far during the day, but we learned a lot in the new conditions and it worked out quite well."